Period 2

Main

Justinian's Reign

527 - 565

Muhammad (PBUH)

570 - 632

Sui Dynasty

589 - 618

Origins Of Islam

610 - 613

Tang Dynasty

618 - 907

Arab Invasions in Middle East; Spread of Islam into North Africa

634 - 750

Ummayad Caliphate

661 - 750

Korea becomes independent from China

668

First Islamic incursions into India

711

Byzantines defeat Arab attack on Constantinople

718

Abbasid Caliphate Founded

750

Independent Islamic Kingdoms begin in North Africa

770

Charlemagne's Empire in western Europe

800 - 814

Russian Kingdom around Kiev

855

Cyril and Methodius missionaries in eastern Europe

864

Last Japanese embassy to China

878

Song Dynasty

960 - 1127

Tula established by Toltecs

968

Christian conversion of Vladimir I of Russia

980 - 1015

Ghana Empire at its height

1000

Schism between Eastern and Western Christianity

1054

Seljuk Turks control Abbasid Caliphate

1055

Norman conquest of England; Rise of Fuedal monarchy in western Europe

1066

First Christian Crusade to Palestine

1096 - 1099

Invention of explosive powder

1100

Disintegration of Toltec Empire

1150

Spread of Gothic style; scholasticism in western Europe

1150 - 1350

Kamakura Shogunate

1185 - 1333

Rise of Empire of Mali

1200

Delhi sultanate in India

1206

Mongols rule Korea

1231 - 1392

Captuer of Baghdad by Mongols; end of Abbasid Caliphate

1236

Death of Sundiata

1260

First English Parliment

1265

Mongol Empire in China

1279 - 1368

Islam begins to spread to southwest Asia

1290 - 1300

Europeans first use cannon in war

1320 - 1330

Bubonic Plague breaks out

1320 - 1340

Rise of Aztec Empire

1325

Hundred Years' War in Europe

1338 - 1453

Rise of Incans

1350

Yi Dynasty

1392 - 1910

End of Polynesian expeditions

1400

Chinese trading expeditions

1405 - 1433

Portugal captures Azores Islands

1439

Turks capture Constantinople; end of Byzantine Empire

1453

Peak of Inca Empire

1471 - 1493