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World History Time Line

World History Time Line

 

Ages of World history are mainly as follows

Paleolithic  –  Old stone age 

Mesolithic – Late stone age

Neolithic- New stone age

Chalcolithic – Stone Copper age

And Iron age.

In Which

Upto 600 BC – Pre Historic Period

600 BC – AD 476 – Ancient History/Classic Era

AD 476 – AD 1450 – Middle Ages

AD 1450 – AD 1750 – Early Modern Age.

From AD 1750 – 1946 – Modern Age.

From 1946 – Present – Contemporary Period.

[   Sources of History are mainly :  from Coins , archeological evidences , Material remnant , Inscriptions , prehistory writings , Foreign Accounts etc. ]

Classic Era ( 600 BC – AD 476)

Ancient Greece ( 600 BC to AD 600 )

  •                   This is that the time during which Foundations of Democracy, Philosophy, Mathematics, Drama, Poetry occurred in Greece.

Ancient Rome ( 753 BC to AD 476 )

  •                 This is often the time during which the Political power had Developed. Also system, Irrigation, Architecture, City Roads etc. had developed . Christianity had grown in Ancient Rome during this period of time.  

Persian empire ( 550 BC to 330 BC )

  • Which is the Empire in Middle east , Practiced Zorastrianism before Islam.
  • It Fell to the hand of Alexander the the Great in 330 BC.

                                                  

MIDDLE AGE ( AD 476 to AD 1450 )

Byzantian Empire ( AD 285 to AD 1453 )

  • Mediterranean Culture 
  • Incorporated practices and beliefs from Ancient Greece and Rome.
  • Not fell until after the renaissance.

Renaissance Humanism ( AD 1400 to AD 1500 )

  • Break from Midieval Scholasticism that incorporated classical thought into Early Modern Ideas .

Early Modern Age( AD 1450 - AD 1760 )

Protestant Reformation ( AD 1517 to AD 1650 )

  • Religious Movement >>> Lutheranism ( State by Martin Luther ) broke with the Catholic Church and redefined Christianity.

The European Renaissance ( AD 1450 – AD 1600 )

  • Known as a Cultural “ rebirth “ in (art ) , (music ) , (literature ) , ( Society ) and (philosophy) .

The Enlightenment ( AD 1600 – AD 1800 )

  • Intellectual Movement also called the Age of Reason ; saw the re examination of Politics , Economics and Science before giving way to Romanticism in 19th Century .
  • The European Renaissance or ” rebirth ” occured during this period as well as the discovery and Colonization of the Americas and age of Enlightnenment .

Modern Age ( AD 1760 - AD 1946 )

First Industrial Revolution ( AD 1760 to 1840 )

  • Increase of City factories and mills . Technology innovations ( and completion of Erie Canal )

Revolutionery Period  ( AD 1764 to AD 1848 )

  • In this period revolutions occurred in the world.
  • American revolution ( 1763 -1783 )
  • French Revolution ( 1789 )
  • Spanish American wars of Independence ( 1808-1814 )
  • Italian Revolution ( 1848)
  • Greek war of Independence ( 1821 – 1831 )
  • The Spring of Nations (1848)

Victorian Era ( AD 1837 to 1901 )

Reign of Queen Victoria I

Increased Urbanization

American Civil War  ( 1861 – 1865 )

End of african Slavery ( 1865 )

Second Industrial Revolution  (  AD 1869  to AD 1914 )

  • Technological Revolution
  • Light Bulb ( Thomas Alwa Edison – 1879 ) 
  • Telephone ( Alexander Graham Bell – 1876 )
  • The Airplane Model( Wright Brothers – 1903 )

were invented.

Age of Imperialism ( AD 1870 to 1914 )

  • This is the period of Colonialism occured , in this century France , Britain , Spain , The Netherlands and United states colonized other nations around the world.

World War 1  ( AD 1914 to 1918 )

  • World wide Conflict.
  • Central Powers (mainly Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey) against the Allies (mainly France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the United States joined from 1917).
  • Reason was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary by Serbian-nationalist terrorist group called the Black Hand, in June 1914.
  • It became known as the Great War because it affected people all over the world and was the biggest war anyone had ever known.

Great Depression ( AD 1929 to AD 1939 )

  • Extended period of Worldwide economic hardship that started with stock market crash in 1929 .

World War II ( AD 1939 to AD 1945 )

  • The war was between Axis powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) and the Allies (France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China).
  • Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939 drove starting of war.
  • World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries.
  • Sparked by the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland, the war dragged on for six bloody years until the Allies defeated Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945.
Contemporary Period ( AD 1945 to Current )
  • Technological advances define social , economic and political life. Also referred to as information period.

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