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A.P. World History: Periodization

From 4500 BC to 1000 BC Ancient Period
Begins with agriculture Ancient Period
Begins with sedentarism Ancient Period
Generally small city-states, states Ancient Period
Neolithic Ancient Period
Ancient River Valley Civilization Ancient Period
Ends with rise of large, regional empires Ancient Period
1,000 BC to 500 CE Classical Period
Athens, Sparta, Persia, Han, Jhon, Quin, Roman, Mesoameria Classical Period
Large, regional empires Classical Period
Military aristocrates Classical Period
Permanent traditions: Confucianism, Buddism, Legalism, Daoism, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism Classical Period
Regional Civilizations: China, India, SW Asia (Cuneiform), Mediterranean, Mesoameria, and Andean America. Strong Contrast between regional centers. Classical Period
Many areas outside classical civilizations Classical Period
Ends with massive nomadic invasions Classical Period
500 CE to 1450 CE Post-Classical Age
Began with ride of Islam Post-Classical Age
First trans-reginal civilizations that spans Eurasia and Africa: Vikings, Byzantine, Islam Post-Classical Age
Era of two great powers: Islam, China Post-Classical Age
Spread of universalizing religions, philosophies: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism Post-Classical Age
Saw rise of new civilization centers Post-Classical Age
Emergence of network of global contacts: Silk Road, Indian Ocean, Trans-Saharhan Post-Classical Age
Ends due to Mongols, Black Death Post-Classical Age
1450-1750 Early Modern Era
Rise of gunpowder empires: Ottoman Early Modern Era
Rise of Western World Early Modern Era
World Shrinks Early Modern Era
All continents included in world network Early Modern Era
Global Trade develops for the first time Early Modern Era
Great exchanges of goods, products, flora, fauna, people, germs (Columbine Exchange). Also ideas, especially European, Christianity Early Modern Era
1750 to 1914 Modern Age
"The West and the Rest" Modern Age
Industrial Revolution Modern Age
Era of massive technological change Modern Age
Steam Engine Modern Age
Technological Revolutions Modern Age
Political Revolution Modern Age
French Revolution Modern Age
American Revolution Modern Age
Social Revolution, Intellectual Modern Age
Vast trade networks Modern Age
Western Global Hegemony (rule over leadership): Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia. USA and Japan are the newest powers Modern Age
Dominance of Western Culture Modern Age
Ends with WWI Modern Age
1914 to Present Contemporary Era
"Change, Change, Change" Contemporary Era
The American Century, Retreat of Europe Contemporary Era
Rise of Pacific Rim (Asia Tigers), India Contemporary Era
Collapse of European Empires Contemporary Era
Modernization vs. Westernization Contemporary Era
Modernization vs. Traditionalism Contemporary Era
Rise of new political forms Contemporary Era
Mass Culture Contemporary Era
Technology, telecommunications dominate age Contemporary Era
Created by: ryanroche1993