Tang Dynasty of China, c. 669 CE


Simeon Netchev
published on 27 April 2024
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A map illustrating the Tang Dynasty of China at its greatest extent under the rule of Emperor Gaozong, encompassing modern-day China, parts of Central Asia, and the Korean Peninsula. Around 669, the Empire reached its pinnacle of economic prosperity and military might and saw remarkable advancements in art, literature, science, and technology, with the flourishing of poetry, painting, and the invention of printing.

The Tang government's efficient bureaucracy and promotion of Confucian ideals contributed to its stability and prosperity. Additionally, the dynasty fostered vibrant international trade along the Silk Road, connecting East Asia with the Middle East and Europe. In the years that followed, the Tang Dynasty faced internal strife, corruption, and peasant uprisings, leading to its gradual decline. External threats and military defeats worsened the situation, resulting in the Empire's fragmentation and the rise of regional warlords.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2024, April 27). Tang Dynasty of China, c. 669 CE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18873/tang-dynasty-of-china-c-669-ce/

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