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10th century

10th century: c. 900 - c. 1000  

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With the end of iconoclasm, the screen between the nave and the altar sanctuary becomes covered in icons in Orthodox churches
11th century

11th century: c. 1000 - 1100  

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Iceland's parliament, the althing, passes a resolution that everyone on the island is to be baptized
12th century

12th century: c. 1100 - c. 1200  

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The Assassins, a sect of Nizari Ismailis, begin to acquire strongholds in Persia
13th century

13th century: c. 1200 - c. 1300  

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The new Christian doctrine of Transubstantiation prompts rumours that the Jews desecrate the consecrated Host
14th century

14th century: c. 1300 - c. 1400  

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Flying buttresses are a striking new structural feature on the exterior of Gothic cathedrals
15th century

15th century: c. 1400 - c. 1500  

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Guilds of singers and song-writers develop in German towns, calling themselves Meistersinger, or master singers
16th century

16th century: c. 1500 - 1600  

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The people of Benin begin a lasting tradition of sculpture in brass, melted down from objects brought by traders
1st century CE

1st century CE: c. 10 BCE - c. 100  

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The period of stability achieved during the reign of Augustus Caesar has been given the name Pax Romana ('Roman peace')
2nd century

2nd century: c. 100 - c. 200  

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A naturalistic style of Buddhist sculpture develops in the Gandhara region, part of modern Pakistan
3rd century

3rd century: c. 200 - c. 300  

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The potato is cultivated in the Peruvian Andes
4th century

4th century: c. 300 - c. 400  

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Horses strong enough to carry men wearing armour are put to good use by northern barbarians, and by Romans in border regions such as Dacia
5th century

5th century: c. 400 - c. 500  

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Niall of the Nine Hostages is the first man to be called king of Ireland, though his direct control does not extend beyond Ulster
6th century

6th century: c. 500 - c. 600  

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The Czechs are the most powerful of the various Slav tribes by now settled in Bohemia
7th century

7th century: c. 600 - c. 700  

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Ritual intoning of the psalms, derived from Jewish synagogues, is formalized in Christian worship as Gregorian chant
8th century

8th century: c. 700 - 800  

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Shortage of manpower in the Muslim armies causes a change of policy, with non-Arabs now allowed to convert to Islam
9th century

9th century: c. 800 - c. 900  

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The use of zero, essential in practical mathematics, is now familiar in India and is adopted in Baghdad
Aachen

Aachen  

(town, palace) West central German town, known for its hot springs. Aachen’s significance is linked to Charlemagne, who created a Carolingian palace complex there, where he was buried. Successive ...
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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City in Nordrhein-Westfalia, Germany. It was the birthplace and residence of Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Kingdom, and remained associated

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) is situated to the north of the Eifel massif. Its hot springs were known to the Romans, who

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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(town, palace) West central German town, known for its hot springs. Aachen’s significance is linked to *Charlemagne, who created

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