Home > Study Help and Practice Problems > History Help > Ancient History > Classical and Post-Classical Period, 600-1500

Classical and Post-Classical Period, 600-1500

Get reviews and study guides on the rise of Islamic empire, Aztec empire, Incan empire, and the early civilization of Africa, India, China, Japan, Latin America, and North America here. Thorough explanations and practice questions will help you learn and review ancient history.

Study Guides

showing 1 - 10 of 16
  • 1.

    The Rise of Islam and African Civilization to AD 1000

    Time Line ... 350 Sonike dynasty begins in Ghana

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 2.

    The Birth of the Islamic Empire

    The Creation of Islam Muhammad was born around 570 in Mecca, near the Red Sea coast in present- day Saudi Arabia. Beginning in 610, he underwent a series of visionary experiences in which Allah revealed a new moral code to him, urging the unity of all believers ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 3.

    The Umayyad Dynasty

    The Umayyad Dynasty Civil war between the Islamic factions culminated in the accession of the first Umayyad caliph, Muawiya, in 661. The Umayyad family ruled from the ancient city of Damascus. They established Arabic as the official language of the culture, and ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 4.

    The Abbasid Dynasty

    The Abbasid Dynasty In 750, Abu-al-Abbas assassinated the last Umayyad caliph and launched a new dynasty, the Abbasids. One of their important decisions was to move the capital from Damascus to Baghdad, at that time a humble backwater on the Tigris River; one ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 5.

    India During the Classical Period

    India During the Classical Period When the Gupta Empire fell in 550, it gave way to a scattering of independent kingdoms throughout northern and central India. By the year 600, the Pushyabhuti dynasty had risen to supremacy. Pushyabhuti leader Harsha would be the ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 6.

    African Civilization

    African Civilization Archaeological evidence has determined that the Homo sapiens evolved on the African continent. People slowly migrated from Africa to Europe and Asia and thence to the Americas. There is no such thing as a unified “African ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 7.

    The Rise of Islam and African Civilization to AD 1000 Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: The Rise of Islam and African Civilization to AD 1000

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 8.

    East Asian and American Civilization

    Time Line ... 2000 BC Mound Builders in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 9.

    The Tang Dynasty

    The Tang Dynasty The Tang dynasty embodied the culmination of much of the political and intellectual progress made under the Han dynasty. Tai Zong, who succeeded to the Chinese throne in AD 626, perfected the design of the Chinese government: a three-branch ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 10.

    The Song Dynasty

    The Song Dynasty The end of the Tang era ushered in a period of political disunity known in northern China as the era of the Five Dynasties (Liang, Tang, Zhin, Han, and Zhou) and in southern China as the era of Ten Kingdoms. China was not reunited under one ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
Reading Screening Quiz

Reading Screening Quiz

Take this quiz with your child to assess reading readiness.

Get Ready to Read