World History Chronology

Evolution of Hominids

Foraging Societies

Settled Agriculture

Primary Urbanization

Classical Empires

Unification of Eurasia

Unification of the Hemispheres

Formation of World Culture

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Cosmopolitan Empires

550 BC - AD 1400

While empires may have originated along rivers, once the necessary military technology and the proper economic foundations were developed, empires soon expanded beyond their river valley homes.  Eventually, many of the these empire would develop extensive trade and cultural contacts.

Cosmopolitan Empires in the Eastern Mediterranean: 550 BC-AD 1453

  • 550-323 BC: Persian Empire
  • 250 BC-AD 225: Parthian Empire
  • 323-146 BC: Hellenistic Kingdoms
  • 146 BC-AD1453: Rome and Byzantium
  • AD 226-642: Sassanid Persia

Indian Empires: 322 BC-AD 540

  • ca. 322-185 BC: Mauryan Empire
  • AD 320-540: Gupta Empire

The Classical Imperial China: AD 25- AD 1279

  • AD 25--220: Later Han dynasty
  • 581-618: Sui Dynasty
  • 618-907: Tang Dynasty
  • 960-1126: Northern Song Dynasty
  • 1127-1279: Southern Song Dynasty

African Kingdoms and Empires: AD 300-1500

  • 300-700: The Kingdom of Axum
  • c. 900: Beginnings of the Sudanese kingdoms.
  • c. 900-1100: The Kingdom of Ghana 
  • c. 1200-1450: The Kingdom of Mali.
  • 900s-1400s: Great Zimbabwe
  • c. 1450: Oyo Empire is founded.
  • 1460-1591: Songhai Empire.
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