Ch. 8 Timeline

Bornstein, Michael 2B

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Asia

The wandering medic Chang Chueh rebelled against Chinese government

184

End of Han dynasty in China/ Beginning of Jin

220

Liu Cong proclaims himself emperor, and forces Jin south to Yangtze river.

304

Koguryo emerges

337

Introduction of barley as a staple crop of Tibet

400

Beginning of Chinese influence in Japan

400

Reign of Xianbei in China by Xiaowen/Toba Hung II

471 - 499

Yang Jian proclaims himself emperor of China

581

grand Canal completed in China

609

Tang dynasty comes to power in China

624

Reign of Songtsen Gampo in Tibet

627 - 650

Chinese conquest of Koguryo

667 - 668

Beginning of reign of Empress Wu in China

690

Tibetan and Arab conquest of Ferghana

715

Arabs defeat Chinese at battle of Talas

751

Japanese women no longer able to rule, due to terrible female ruler

770

Chinese tax reforms attempting to help unify China

782

Beginning of Tibetan decline

800

Reign of Chinese emperor Xiangzong

805 - 820

Rome/Europe

Reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, high point of Roman Empire

162 - 180

Germanic invasions of Roman Empire

200 - 300

Persian dynasty Parthians replaced with Sasanians

226

Founding of Constantinople

323

200,000 Visigoths starved to death by Romans

376

Battle of Adrianople

378

Visigoths sack Rome

410

End of West Roman Empire

476

Reign of Theodoric, Ostrogothic king in Italy

493 - 526

Reign of Justinian, Byzantine emperor

527 - 565

Massive volcanic eruption in present-day Indonesia

535

Beginning of Slav expansion in Eastern Europe

600

India

Huns infiltrate India

415

Death to last-known Gupta emperor

467

Harsha's reign

600 - 641

Mesoamericans

Teotihuacan at peak of its influence and power

375

Teotihuacans went to Tikal

378

Ethiopia

Spread of Christianity in Ethiopia

340

King Kaleb begins conquest of southern Arabia

500

Environmental crisis undermines control of south Arabia

530

Life of Muhammed

570 - 632

Rapid Arab expansion

630 - 720

Muslim conquest of Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Persia

630 - 650

Muslim conquest of North Africa

700

Muslim conquest of Spain

715