11th Century

As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century is the period from 1001 to 1100 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Common Era, and the 1st century of the 2nd millennium. It is part of the High Middle Ages in Europe and the Islamic Golden Age in the Middle East and North Africa. Other cultures that thrived at this time include the Song dynasty in China, the Heian period in Japan, and the Toltec and Mixtec civilizations in Central America.

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16 books — 93 voters

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