Extraordinary Women of the Medieval and Renaissance World: A Biographical Dictionary

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TIMELINE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS
600-1000 Introduction and spread of Islam in East and West Africa
794-1192 The Heian period of rule in Japan
1066 Norman Conquest of Britain ca. 1096-1290 European Crusades to regain Christian control of the Holy Lands
1187 Oxford University is founded
1215 King John signs the Magna Carta
1219-1260 Mongols become rulers of central Asia, Iran, Iraq, and eastern Turkey
1233 The Inquisition is established in Spain
1271-1295 Marco Polo visits China, establishing trade routes and cultural ties between East Asia and Europe
1327-1377 Reign of Edward III of England
1338-1453 Hundred Years War between France and England
1347 Outbreak of the plague, known as the Black Death, in Europe

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