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Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 10th century
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century · 10th century · 11th century
Decades: 900s 910s 920s 930s 940s
950s 960s 970s 980s 990s
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EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 10th century is the period from 901 to 1000 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era.

The tenth century is usually regarded as a low point in European history. In China it was also a period of political upheaval. In the Muslim World, however, it was a cultural zenith, especially in Spain. Additionally, the 10th century was the zenith for the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires.

Medievalist and historian of technology Lynn White said that "to the modern eye, it is very nearly the darkest of the Dark Ages", but concluded that ". . . if it was dark, it was the darkness of the womb."[1] Similarly, Helen Waddell wrote that the tenth century was that which "in the textbooks disputes with the seventh the bad eminence, the nadir of the human intellect."[2] Even in the fifteenth century, Lorenzo Valla described it as the Century of Lead and Iron and later Cardinal Baronius as the Leaden Century or Iron Century.

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Events

This statue of a yogini goddess was created in Kaveripakkam in Tamil Nadu, India, during the 10th century.
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Africa

Americas

Eurasia

Asia

Europe

The Bulgarian victory at Anchialos.

Oceania

Significant people

Half-section of the Night Revels of Han Xizai, by Chinese artist Gu Hongzhong, 10th century. A women is seen entertaining guests with a pipa on the right-hand side.

Africa

Americas

Eurasia and Eastern Roman Empire

Asia

Europe

Oceania

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Earliest known representation of a gun (a fire lance) and a grenade (upper right), from the cave murals of Dunhuang, China, 10th century.

Decades and years

Notes

  1. ^ Quoted in The Tenth Century: How Dark the Dark Ages?, edited by Robert Sabatino Lopez. Holt, Reinhart and Winston: 1959.
  2. ^ The Wandering Scholars. Constable and Co: London, 1927.

Further reading

  • Heinrich Fichtenau: Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders (transl. Patrick J. Geary; Chicago cool London: 1991).

Genealogy

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century · 10th century · 11th century
Decades: 900s 910s 920s 930s 940s
950s 960s 970s 980s 990s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
Establishments – Disestablishments

As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000.

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Overview

The tenth century is usually regarded as a low point in European history. In China it was also a period of political upheaval. In the Muslim World, however, it was a cultural zenith, especially in Spain. Also it was the zenith for the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires.

Medievalist and historian of technology Lynn White said that "to the modern eye, it is very nearly the darkest of the Dark Ages", but concluded that ". . . if it was dark, it was the darkness of the womb."[1] Similarly, Helen Waddell wrote that the tenth century was that which "in the textbooks disputes with the seventh the bad eminence, the nadir of the human intellect."[2] Even in the fifteenth century, Lorenzo Valla described it as the Century of Lead and Iron.

Events

This statue of a yogini goddess was created in Kaveripakkam in Tamil Nadu, India, during the 10th century.
The Bulgarian victory at Anchialos.

Significant people

Half-section of the Night Revels of Han Xizai, by Chinese artist Gu Hongzhong, 10th century. A women is seen entertaining guests with a pipa on the right-hand side.

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Earliest known representation of a gun (a fire lance) and a grenade (upper right), from the cave murals of Dunhuang, China, 10th century.

Decades and years

Notes

  1. ^ Quoted in The Tenth Century: How Dark the Dark Ages?, edited by Robert Sabatine Lopez. Holt, Reinhart and Winston: 1959.
  2. ^ The Wandering Scholars. Constable and Co: London, 1927.

Further reading

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Simple English

Centuries: 9th century - 10th century - 11th century
Decades: 900s 910s 920s 930s 940s 950s 960s 970s 980s 990s

The 10th century is the century from 901 to 1000.

Decades and years

Note: years before or after the 10th century are in italics.

890s 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899
900s 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909
910s 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919
920s 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929
930s 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939
940s 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949
950s 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959
960s 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969
970s 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979
980s 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989
990s 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999
1000s 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009

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