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740s

The 740s decade ran from January 1, 740, to December 31, 749.

Events

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Africa
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Religion

741

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
= Switzerland =
Africa

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Religion

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  • Emperor Xuan Zong begins to favor Taoism over Buddhism, adopting the new reign title Tianbao ("Heavenly Treasures"), to indicate his divine mandate. The total number of enlisted troops in the Tang armies has risen to about half a million, due to Xuan Zongs's earlier military reforms.
  • For the municipal census of the Chinese capital city Chang'an and its metropolitan area of Jingzhou (including small towns in the vicinity), the New Book of Tang records that in this year there are 362,921 registered families with 1,960,188 persons.
  • Li Bai (also Li Po), Chinese poet, is summoned by Xuan Zong to attend the imperial court. He and his friend Du Fu become the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry, during the mid-Tang Dynasty.

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Religion

743

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Arabian Empire
Japan
  • Emperor Sh?mu changes the law of Perpetual Ownership of Cultivated Lands. This permits aristocrats and members of the clergy to cultivate land. The new farmland will be called shoin.
Americas

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Americas

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Britain
Unmayyad Caliphate
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Byzantine Empire
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Islamic Empire
Asia

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749

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  • August 19Emperor Sh?mu abdicates the throne, after a 25-year reign that has been dominated by his wife (and aunt), K?my?, a commoner he married at age 16. He is succeeded by his daughter K?ken; Sh?mu becomes the first retired emperor to become a Buddhist priest.[26]

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Catastrophe

Significant people

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References

  1. ^ Blankinship 1994, pp. 104-105, 117
  2. ^ Blankinship 1994, p. 170
  3. ^ de Oliviera Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". In Joel Serrão and A. H. de Oliverira Marques (ed.). Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123.
  4. ^ Hartmann, chapter II (pp. 2, 139)
  5. ^ Kirby, pp. 150 & 154; Yorke, Kings, p. 89
  6. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 19). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  7. ^ Settipani 1989.
  8. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010). L'Algérie coeur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp. 25
  9. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Horace K. Mann (1913). "Pope St. Gregory III" . In Herbermann, Charles (ed.). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  10. ^ "Fires, Great", in The Insurance Cyclopeadia: Being an Historical Treasury of Events and Circumstances Connected with the Origin and Progress of Insurance, Cornelius Walford, ed. (C. and E. Layton, 1876) pp24
  11. ^ Serrão, Joel; de Oliveira Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123.
  12. ^ Garland 2006, p. 9
  13. ^ Brian Todd Carey (2012). Road to Manzikert: "Byzantine warfare in an age of Crisis and Recovery", p. 71. ISBN 978-1-84884-215-1
  14. ^ Curta, Florin (2006). Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521815390
  15. ^ Wickham 1981, p. 221.
  16. ^ Hallenbeck 1982, p. 51.
  17. ^ Dionysius of Telmahre apud Hoyland, 661 n 193
  18. ^ Costambeys, "Abel (fl. 744-747)"
  19. ^ Letter by Pope Zacharias to Boniface, dated Nov. 5, 744, ed. Tangl (no.58), tr. Emerton.
  20. ^ Pierre Riche, The Carolingians: A Family who forged Europe, pp. 51-52.
  21. ^ Grapard, Allan G. (1992). The Protocol of the Gods: A Study of the Kasuga Cult in Japanese History, p. 67; excerpt, "We have no information concerning Genb?'s exile; the Shoku-Nihongi states simply that Genb? behaved in a manner that did not befit his ecclesiastic position and that he died in 746 as he was trying to escape."; Matsunaga, p. 125; excerpt, "...the degree of Genb?'s corruption remains equivocal."
  22. ^ Barbara Yorke, 'East Saxons, kings of the (act. late 6th cent.-c.820)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 9 Feb 2008
  23. ^ Pryor & Jeffreys 2006, p. 33.
  24. ^ New Book of Tang, vol. 135
  25. ^ David Nicolle (2009). The Great Islamic Conquests 632-750 AD, p. 78. ISBN 978-1-84603-273-8
  26. ^ Varley, H. Paul (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-04940-4
  27. ^ Lynch, Michael (ed.). The Oxford companion to Scottish history. Oxford University Press. p. 604. ISBN 9780199693054.

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