8th century

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Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 8th Century.

The 8th century is the period from 701 to 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Common Era. The coast of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula quickly come under Islamic Arab domination. The westward expansion of the Arab Empire was famously halted at the Siege of Constantinople by the Byzantine Empire and the Battle of Tours by the Franks. The tide of Arab conquest came to an end in the middle of the 8th century.[1]

In Europe, late in the century, the Vikings, seafaring peoples from Scandinavia, begin raiding the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean, and go on to found several important kingdoms.

In Asia, the Pala Empire is founded in Bengal. The Tang dynasty reaches its pinnacle under Chinese Emperor Xuanzong. The Nara period begins in Japan.

Events

A prisoner from Palenque in Toniná
An 8th-century Tang dynasty Chinese clay figurine of a Sogdian man (an Eastern Iranian person) wearing a distinctive cap and face veil, possibly a camel rider or even a Zoroastrian priest engaging in a ritual at a fire temple, since face veils were used to avoid contaminating the holy fire with breath or saliva; Museum of Oriental Art (Turin), Italy.[5]
Other Languages
Afrikaans: 8ste eeu
Alemannisch: 8. Jahrhundert
العربية: القرن 8
aragonés: Sieglo VIII
asturianu: Sieglu VIII
azərbaycanca: VIII əsr
تۆرکجه: ۸. یوز ایل
Bân-lâm-gú: 8 sè-kí
Basa Banyumasan: Abad kaping-8
беларуская: VIII стагоддзе
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: VIII стагодзьдзе
български: 8 век
Boarisch: 8. Joarhundad
bosanski: 8. vijek
brezhoneg: VIIIvet kantved
català: Segle VIII
Чӑвашла: VIII ĕмĕр
čeština: 8. století
Cymraeg: 8fed ganrif
eesti: 8. sajand
Ελληνικά: 8ος αιώνας
emiliàn e rumagnòl: VIII sécol
эрзянь: VIII пинге
español: Siglo VIII
Esperanto: 8-a jarcento
estremeñu: Sigru VIII
euskara: VIII. mendea
føroyskt: 8. øld
français: VIIIe siècle
Frysk: 8e iuw
Gaeilge: 8ú haois
Gàidhlig: 8mh Linn
galego: Século VIII
贛語: 8世紀
한국어: 8세기
Հայերեն: 8–րդ դար
hrvatski: 8. stoljeće
Bahasa Indonesia: Abad ke-8
interlingua: Seculo 8
íslenska: 8. öldin
italiano: VIII secolo
עברית: המאה ה-8
Basa Jawa: Abad ping 8
ქართული: VIII საუკუნე
қазақша: VIII ғасыр
Kiswahili: Karne ya 8
kurdî: Sedsala 8'an
лезги: VIII виш йис
Latina: Saeculum 8
latviešu: 8. gadsimts
Lëtzebuergesch: 8. Joerhonnert
lietuvių: VIII amžius
Ligure: VIII secolo
Limburgs: Achste iew
lumbaart: Sécul VIII
magyar: 8. század
македонски: 8 век
Māori: Rautau 8
მარგალური: VIII ოშწანურა
Bahasa Melayu: Abad ke-8
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 8 sié-gī
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ၈ ရာစုနှစ်
Nederlands: 8e eeuw
Nedersaksies: 8e eeuw
日本語: 8世紀
Napulitano: VIII seculo
нохчийн: VIII бӀешо
Nordfriisk: 8. juarhunert
norsk nynorsk: 700-talet
Nouormand: VIIIe s.
occitan: Sègle VIII
олык марий: VIII курым
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: VIII asr
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: 8ਵੀਂ ਸਦੀ
Plattdüütsch: 8. Johrhunnert
polski: VIII wiek
português: Século VIII
русский: VIII век
саха тыла: VIII үйэ
Seeltersk: 8. Jierhunnert
Sesotho sa Leboa: Ngwagakgolo 8
sicilianu: Sèculu VIII
Simple English: 8th century
slovenčina: 8. storočie
slovenščina: 8. stoletje
српски / srpski: 8. век
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 8. vijek
Basa Sunda: Abad ka-8
suomi: 700-luku
svenska: 700-talet
татарча/tatarça: VIII гасыр
Türkçe: 8. yüzyıl
Türkmençe: 8-nji asyr
українська: VIII століття
vèneto: VIII secolo
Tiếng Việt: Thế kỷ 8
ייִדיש: 8טער י"ה
粵語: 8世紀
Zazaki: Seserra 8ine
žemaitėška: VIII omžios
中文: 8世纪
Lingua Franca Nova: Sentenio 8