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By Paul Vauthier Adams, Erick Detlef Langer, Lily Hwa, Peter N. Stearns, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Masking early societies, the classical, postclassical, and glossy sessions, and the 20 th century, and mixing the good advances in ancient examine during the last region century, Experiencing global historical past represents a major addition to the educating of global history.
Focusing on significant matters in social historical past within the context of worldwide historical past and divided into 5 chronological sections that spotlight the combination of switch and continuity, the amount lines key elements of society through the years, between them gender; paintings and rest; country and society; tradition touch and inhabitants patterns.
Truly worldwide in scope, Experiencing international background contains deep insurance of all of the significant parts together with Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. a short creation ties the social heritage subject matters to extra traditional global historical past insurance, and an epilogue after all the 5 sections indicates overarching topics and connections.

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The wild ancestor of rice, oriza nivara, was harvested wild in its indigenous habitat, reaching from northeastern India in the upper Brahamaputra and Irrawady River watersheds and across mainland Southeast Asia. , rice was selected for shorter dormancy, larger grains, synchronous ripening, and resistance to shattering. It joined pigs, chickens, tropical fruits, and vegetables to comprise a mixture of agricultural products (we might call it an agricultural package) different from those of North China and developed by culturally different people—a separate agricultural transformation, spreading out from a different center.

Partial abstinence from intercourse and deliberate efforts to prevent conception, such as coitus interruptus, were others. Infanticide also was commonplace. Diets were certainly adequate. Lean game meats combined with foraged carbohydrates made Paleolithic peoples tall and healthy, attaining heights not approached in all of history until the mid–20th century, and then only in affluent societies. Dental and ossuary remains show little sign of malnutrition, starvation, or chronic diseases. Short life expectancy therefore resulted from the stress and dangers of hunting-gathering existence.

As we will see, later history provides multiple examples of confrontations between populations different in culture, technology, and physical appearance. Perhaps the most dramatic example was the meeting of Native Americans and Europeans in the age of Columbus, but there were many others. These suggest one population could replace another by a mixture of assimilation and removal that varied according to regional circumstances. Assimilation could be by a mixture of crossbreeding, cultural borrowing, conquest, and alliances.

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