Early Medieval History #1

During this period, Latin peoples including Italian, French, and Hispanic peoples, and Germanic peoples began to surpass the Balkan peoples. Anglic peoples, Northeast European peoples, and Nordic peoples also began to appear in recorded history.

Persian peoples remained prominent in this period. The Sassanian Persian empire was succeeded by the Umayyad Caliphate and then the Abbasid Caliphate of Islam. Egypt was under Roman (in this period known as Byzantine) rule. Anatolia was mostly under Byzantine rule, but Turks began to immigrate. The lands of Mesopotamian peoples were contested by the Byzantine and Sassanian empires, until they were conquered by the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates.

The Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties ruled China. In South Asia, the Gupta empire ended and various successor states arose. Islam also entered what is now Pakistan.

In Northern East Africa, the Christian kingdoms of Alosia, Makura, and Nobatia in what is now Sudan resisted Islamic conquest. The kingdom of Axum was present in Ethiopia,. Bantu-speaking peoples continued to move into South Africa.

I still do not yet have many details of American Indian peoples.

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