This table started out as a very preliminary
and fragmentary listing of dates and events related to the history of Crimea.
Since Crimea is a place and not a nation or state, its history is that of a
large number of separate peoples (societies) who inhabited various parts of the
area at various times. Crimea was the trade crossroads of the ancient and
medieval world between north and south and between east and west. Its history
was closely tied to the struggles between powerful contending parties, even
empires, and was affected by battles that took place far from its shores. For
this reason we decided to include the names and dates for the major political
personages (Byzantine emperors, Ottoman sultans, Russian princes, Tatar khans
et cetera) and events in surrounding regions. As we expanded the lists we
decided to incorporate also several other chronologies we had on Rus and Mongol
military activities. The original chronology has now expanded so much that we
have seen the need to break it down into sections, both for quicker loading and
so that readers can jump immediately to the century of their current interest.
The chronology is expanding all the time. And we are beginning to create the
necessary links between the important leaders found in the chronology and their
biographies in the geneological tables of Russian rulers.
Please use the links below to view the individual sections.