600s (decade)

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 6th century7th century8th century
Decades: 570s 580s 590s600s610s 620s 630s
Years: 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609
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Events[edit]

Contents: 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609

600

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  • First of the Japanese embassies to Imperial China (approximate date).
  • The Persians begin to use windmills for irrigation (approximate date).
  • Namri Songtsen becomes the new king of Tibet (approximate date).
  • Chaturanga is played in its current form in India (approximate date).
  • Yangdi, a Sui emperor, extended the Grand Canal. He reportedly assumed power by poisoning his father. Ma Shu-mou, aka Mahu, was one of the canal overseers and was said to have eaten a steamed 2-year-old child each day he worked on the canal. On completion the canal extended for 1,100 miles. 5.5 million people were pressed into service to complete 1,550 mile canal.
  • Quill pens, made from the outer feathers of crows and other large birds, became popular. The first books were printed in China.
Mesoamerica[edit]
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  • The population of the Earth rises to about 208 million people (approximate date).

601

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Arts and sciences[edit]
Agriculture[edit]
  • Food production increases in northern and Western Europe as a result of agricultural technology introduced by the Slavs, who have employ a lightweight plow with a knife blade (coulter), that cuts deep into the soil at grassroots level, together with a shaped board, or "moldboard", that moves the cut soil to one side.
Religion[edit]

602

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Byzantine Empire[edit]
  • Emperor Maurice succeeds in winning over the Avars to Byzantine rule, but his campaigns against the Avars, Lombards, Persians and Slavs drain the imperial treasury, requiring an increase in taxes. He orders the troops to stay for winter beyond the Danube, but a mutiny breaks out under Phocas. He brings the Byzantine forces back over the Danube and marched on to Constantinople.[9]
  • November 27 – A civil war breaks out and Phocas enters Constantinople. Maurice is captured trying to escape, he is forced to witness the slaughter of his five sons and all his supporters, and is then executed (beheaded) after a 20-year reign. His wife, Constantina and his three daughters are spared, and sent to a monastery. Phocas is proclaimed new emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
  • Byzantine–Persian War: King Khosrau II launches an offensive against Constantinople, to avenge Maurice's death, his "friend and father", and tries to reconquer Byzantine territory. Narses, governor of Upper Mesopotamia, rebels against Phocas at the city of Edessa and requesting the Persians for aid. Khosrau sends an expeditionary force to Armenia and crosses the Euphrates.
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603

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604

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605

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606

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607

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608

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609

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McNeill, William H, "Plagues and Peoples". (Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, New York 1977)
  2. ^ McEvedy, Colin, "The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History". (Rupert Hart-Davis and Crowell-Collier, U.S.A. 1978)
  3. ^ Trager, James, "The Peoples Chronology". (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1979)
  4. ^ Sawyer P.H., "Kings & Vikings A.D, 600–1100". (Methuen, London & New York, 1982)
  5. ^ McVedy, Colin, "The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History". (Fletcher & Son Ltd., Norwich, England 1967)
  6. ^ Tannahill, Reay, "Food in History". (Stein & Day, New York 1973)
  7. ^ Roger Collins, "Visigothic Spain 409–711", (Blackwell Publishing,2004, p.73
  8. ^ Ann Christys, "Christians in Al-Andalus, 711–1000", p. 37 (Curzon Press, 2002). ISBN 0-7007-1564-9
  9. ^ The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century (1991), John V. A. Fine, Jr, p. 33. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3
  10. ^ The "Latin Library". Ad Fontes Academy, (2008)
  11. ^ Roger Collins, "Visigothic Spain 409–711", p. 73
  12. ^ Jeffrey Richards. The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages, 476–752, p. 246
  13. ^ The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century (1991), John V.A. Fine, Jr, p. 33. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3
  14. ^ Essential Histories: Rome at War AD 293–696 (2002), Michael Whitby, p. 60. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  15. ^ Bede, "Historia Ecclesiastica", I.34, III.6; "Historia Brittonum", chapter 61
  16. ^ Geoffrey Hindley, A Brief History of the Anglo-saxons: "The beginnings of the English nation" New York: Carrol & Graf Publishers (2006), p. 33–36. ISBN 978-0-7867-1738-5
  17. ^ W.G. Aston, trans., Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to A.D. 697, 2 vols. in 1 (London: Keagan and Co., 1896), vol. 2, p. 128–133
  18. ^ Ajen Yohl Mat
  19. ^ "Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens" by Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube
  20. ^ ASC Parker MS. AD 607
  21. ^ Essential Histories: Rome at War AD 293–696 (2002), Michael Whitby, p. 60. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  22. ^ Kaegi 2003, p. 41
  23. ^ MacDonald 1976, p. 18