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Posted By Confutus

I've finally finished going through a review of the aids to classical and medieval history.  There wasn't a great deal of visible improvement, 

Posted By Confutus

The New Kingdom of Egypt, early Persian kingdoms, and the iron age Vedic peoples of India, and the Chinese Shang and Zhou dynasties were notable as major civilizations of this period. 

By using this as motivation for examination of the 19th and 20th century, I now have a glimmer of how these connections will become useful. In the 19th and 20th century, as Western colonial empires reached their height and were disbanded with decolonization movements, World history became less Eurocentric and histories of other peoples were researched and developed. Developing this idea will take more time.

Western Civilization was not been developed much, although I have space for Germanic and Northeast European peoples, and connections to social institutions are progressing rapidly. I have a few odd and unexpected advances  such as Germanic peoples now properly including Germany. There has also been more development of Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines, and Japan now properly includes Tokyo.  

Religion, government, culture, and anthropology are being developed mostly by connecting more nations.

Posted By Confutus

One again, the chief value in attempting to apply other history was the incentive to develop more of the 19th and 20th century. This may actually be more useful by then next time I work back through this period. Nations and people of the world are mostly being used to examine details of social structure and change, and vice versa. So far, developments among the major civilizaions in the Middle East, South Asia, and China are the most apparent. The connections to institutions are improving, and more details of religion and government can be examined. The links to culture are also improving, and I am have begun doing a little in anthropology. 

Posted By Confutus

It took me a few days longer than I expected go go through the connections of institutions, culture, and so forth to antquity. I've been concentrating on the early 3rd millenium BC and late 3rd millennium BC.  These have been useful in motiving investigation of the 19th and 20th century so more useful outlines are starting to show up. So far, Egyptian and Indian civilizations are starting to show up in 3rd millennium BC, and the beginning of Chinese civilization  Nations and peoples are being connected to cities and social structure and change. I don't yet have any major cities traced to the early 3rd millennium BC. Social structure and change is being connected to nations and peoples, and various elements of institutions and culture are being backed through history. I note in particular that Abrahamic religion can be traced possibly as far back as the late 3rd millennium BC. It may take a little while yet to get to morre details of it, but this is an area to watch. 

Posted By Confutus

I've been working the past few days on a review of antiquity. The application of other periods of history didn't go so well, because so much of what I want to accomplish depends on Western scholarship, which isn't well developed yet. A review of how peoples of the world apply to it went a little better, with some information on Asian civilizations gathered. There are quite a few nations that are now connected to antiquity but don't have much detail, so I spent some time connected them to classical and medieval times and centuries of modern history. 



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