Peoples of the World Applied to History

Nations and major groups of Western Civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be used to examine history.

   

Peoples of the World

Peoples of the world can be used to examine prehistory including early prehistory, middle prehistory, and late prehistory. Asiatic peoples are most prominent in this period, and African peoples are also important. European peoples and American Indian peoples are less significant. For examination of antiquity including the early 3rd millennium BC, late 3rd millennium BC, early 2nd millenium BC, late 2nd millennium BC, and early 1st millennium BC, Asiatic peoples are still most most useful, but European peoples are easier to follow than African peoples and American Indian peoples. For examination of classical and medieval history including early classical, late classical, early medieval, and late medieval history, Asiatic peoples are still most useful, but there is an increasing emphasis on Western Civilization as well. African and American peoples are less generally significant. In modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century, Western Civilization achieved worldwide dominance over Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples, but the other peoples remain important. The future can also be examined using peoples of the world.

Nations

Nations such as Montenegro, Macau, Solomon Islands, Western Sahara, Suriname, Luxembourg, Cape Verde, Brunei, Malta, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Bahamas, Maldives, Iceland, Belize, Barbados, French Polynesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, French Guiana, Mayotte, Samoa, St. Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Guam, Curacao, Grenada, US Virgin Islands, Tonga, Federated States of Micronesia, Aruba, Kiribati, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Antigua and Barbuda, Andorra, Dominica, Bermuda, Greenland, American Samoa, Cayman Islands, Marchall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, Faroe Islands, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, Leichtenstein, Monaco, Turks and Caicos Islands, San Marino, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Palau, Anguilla, Tuvalu, Montserrat, and Vatican City can be used to examine prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future. Many studies of history are organized on a national basis.

Western civilization

Western Civilization including Balkan peoples, Latin peoples, Germanic peoples, Anglic peoples, Northeast European peoples, and Scandinavian peoples can be used to examine prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future. These peoples were not especially well developed in prehistory or antiquity. They began to develop more in classical and medieval times and their history began to be written. Some of these peoples expanded to have worldwide influence in modern times. This influence has begun to decline and may continue to do so in the future.

Asiatic peoples

Middle Eastern peoples including Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Levantine, Anatolian or Turkish, Persian, Arabian, and North African peoples; South Asian peoples including those of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal; Central Asian peoples including Western Asian and Inner Asian peoples; Oriental peoples, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be used to examine prehistory, antiquity, classical and medieval history, modern history, and the future. These peoples were the most developed and influential in prehistory and antiquity. The focus of historians began to shift away from them in classical and medieval times. In modern times, these were largely dominated by the peoples of Western Civilization. It appears likely that they will regain their prominent position in the future.

African peoples

African peoples including East African peoples, West African peoples, Southern African peoples, and Central African peoples can be used to examine prehistory including early prehistory, middle prehistory, and late prehistory, largely through the examination of artifacts; antiquity including the early 3rd millennium BC, late 3rd millennium BC, early 2nd millennium BC, late 2nd millennium BC, and early 1st millennium BC, also mostly through the examination of artifacts but including some connections with Asian civilizations of antiquity; classical and medieval history including early classical, late classical, early medieval, and late medieval history, largely through Islamic sources; modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century as Europeans began to dominate Africa, and the future.

American Indian peoples

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian peoples, South American Indian peoples, and North American Indian peoples can be used to examine prehistory including early prehistory, middle prehistory, and late prehistory, although these are best examined by the use of artifacts. They can be used to examine antiquity including the early 3rd millennium BC, late 3rd millennium BC, early 2nd millennium BC, late 2nd millennium BC, and early 1st millennium BC. They can be used classical and medieval history including early classical, late classical, early medieval, and late medieval history, although written records are scantiy and incomplete. They can be used to examine modern history including the 16th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, and 20th century, when they came into contact with Western Civilization. They can also be used to examine the future.

History, sociology, institutions, culture, anthropology, personal studies, and science will be connected as the site develops.

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Created 16 Aug 2013, Last updated 24 Jul 2017