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Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 8th Century.
Eastern Hemisphere at the end of the 8th century AD.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century · 8th century · 9th century
Decades: 700s 710s 720s 730s 740s
750s 760s 770s 780s 790s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 8th century is the period from 701 to 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era.

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Overview

During this century, the Middle East, the coast of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula rapidly come under Islamic Arab domination. The westward expansion of the Arab Empire is famously halted at the Siege of Constantinople by the Bulgarians and the Battle of Tours by the Franks. The tide of Arab conquest came to an end in the middle of the 8th century.[1] Late in the century the Vikings, seafaring peoples from Scandinavia, begin raiding the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean, and go on to found several important kingdoms.

The Pala Empire is founded in Bengal. Chinese Emperor Xuanzong brings the Tang Dynasty to its pinnacle. Nara period in Japan.

Events

Borobudur from a distance
The Leshan Giant Buddha of Sichuan province, China; construction began in 713, completed in 803.

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Decades and years

References

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, J., History of the World, Penguin, 1994.
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Millennium: [[1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: millennium|1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: millennium]]
Centuries: [[7Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|7Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]Template:· [[8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]Template:· [[9Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|9Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]
Decades: 700s 710s 720s 730s 740s
750s 760s 770s 780s 790s
Categories: [[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century births|Births]] – [[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century deaths|Deaths]]
[[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century establishments|Establishments]] – [[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century disestablishments|Disestablishments]]

The 8th century is the period from 701 to 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era.

Contents

Overview

During this century, the Middle East, the coast of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula rapidly come under Islamic Arab domination. The westward expansion of the Arab Empire is famously halted at the Siege of Constantinople by the Bulgarians and the Battle of Tours by the Franks. The tide of Arab conquest came to an end in the middle of the 8th century.[1] Late in the century the Vikings, seafaring peoples from Scandinavia, begin raiding the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean, and go on to found several important kingdoms.

The Pala Empire is founded in Bengal. Chinese Emperor Xuanzong brings the Tang Dynasty to its pinnacle. Nara period in Japan.

Events

of Sichuan province, China; construction began in 713, completed in 803.]]

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Decades and years

References

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, J., History of the World, Penguin, 1994.


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