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III. The Postclassical Period, 500–1500
     A. Global and Comparative Dimensions
          1. Periodization, 500–1000
               a. Transformation of Regional Civilizations
               b. Comparisons
               c. Interregional Relationships
               d. Continued Spread of Religions
               e. The Global Picture
          2. The High Postclassical Period, 1000–1500
               a. Major Interregional Expansions
               b. Interregional Exchanges
               c. The Religious Context
               d. The Global Picture
     B. The Middle East and North Africa, 500–1500
          1. The Rise and Expansion of Islam, 610–945
               a. Overview
               b. Muhammad and the Rise of Islam
               c. The Umayyad Caliphate
               d. The Abbasid Caliphate and Its Breakup
          2. The Muslim Middle East and North Africa, c. 945–1500
               a. Overview
               b. Iran, Iraq, and Anatolia
               c. The Mongol Empire and Its Successors
               d. The Ottoman Empire
               e. Egypt and Syria
               f. North Africa
     C. South and Southeast Asia, 500–1500
          1. South Asia, 500–1199
               a. North India
               b. Deccan and Western India
               c. South India
          2. Southeast Asia, 500–900
               a. The Malay Archipelago and Peninsula
               b. Mainland Southeast Asia
          3. South Asia, 1000–1500
               a. North India and Deccan
               b. Bengal
               c. South India
               d. Ceylon
          4. Southeast Asia, c. 900–1557
               a. The Malay Archipelago and Peninsula
               b. Mainland Southeast Asia
     D. Africa, 500–1500
          1. Historical Trends, 500–1000
          2. Regions, 500–1000
               a. Sudanic West and Central Africa
               b. Forest West Africa
               c. Northeast Africa (Horn)
               d. East Africa
               e. West Central Africa
               f. Southern Africa
               g. Madagascar
          3. Historical Trends, 1000–1500
          4. Regions, 1000–1500
               a. Sudanic West and Central Africa
               b. Forest West Africa
               c. Northeast Africa (Horn)
               d. East Africa
               e. West Central Africa
               f. Southern Africa
               g. Madagascar
     E. East Asia, to 1527
          1. China, 589–960
               a. Periodization and Events
               b. Political, Social, and Cultural Patterns
          2. China, 960–1521
               a. Periodization and Events
               b. Political, Social, and Cultural Patterns
               c. The Mongol Period
               d. The Early Ming
          3. Korea, 540–918
          4. Korea, 918–1392
               a. Major Events
               b. Political, Social, and Cultural Patterns
          5. Japan, 552–1185
          6. Japan, 1185–1493
               a. General Characteristics
               b. Major Events
          7. Vietnam
               a. Origins to 1009
               b. 1009–1527, Independence and Its Defense
     F. Europe, 461–1500
          1. Western Europe in the Early Middle Ages, 461–1000
               a. Conditions of Life
               b. The Early Church
               c. Invaders of the West
               d. The Ostrogoths in Italy
               e. The Frankish Kingdom
               f. The Lombards and the Popes
               g. The Empire of Charlemagne and Its Disintegration
               h. The West Franks under the Carolingian Kings
               i. Germany under the Carolingian and Saxon Emperors
               j. Spain
               k. The British Isles
               l. Scandinavia
          2. Eastern Europe, 500–1025
               a. The Byzantine Empire
               b. The First Bulgarian Empire
          3. Western Europe and the Age of the Cathedrals, 1000–1300
               a. Overview
               b. The British Isles
               c. France
               d. Germany
               e. Scandinavia
               f. The Papacy and Italy
               g. The Iberian Peninsula
          4. Eastern Europe, 1000–1300
               a. The Slavs
               b. Bohemia and Moravia
               c. Poland
               d. Kievan Russia
               e. Hungary
               f. Serbia
               g. The Second Bulgarian Empire
          5. Christian States in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1000–1300
               a. The Byzantine Empire
               b. The Crusades
               c. Latin and Greek States in the Middle East
          6. Western Europe, 1300–1500
               a. Overview
               b. The British Isles
               c. France
               d. The Iberian Peninsula
               e. The Papacy and Italy
               f. The Holy Roman Empire
               g. Scandinavia
          7. Eastern Europe, 1300–1500
               a. Poland
               b. Lithuania
               c. Russia
               d. Hungary
               e. The Serbian States
               f. The Byzantine Empire
     G. The Americas, 1000–1525
          1. Pre-Columbian South and Central America and the Caribbean, 1200–1530
          2. Pre-Columbian Explorations by Europeans, 1200–1530
          3. The Voyages of Columbus, 1492–1504
          4. Post-Columbian Discoveries, 1497–1522
 
 
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