Sociology Applied to Early Medieval History

Sociology including peoples of the world, communities, and social structure and change can be used to examine early medieval history.

   

Sociology

Sociology can be used to examine the 6th century CE, 7th century CE, 8th century CE, 9th century CE, and 10th century CE.

Peoples of the world

Peoples of the world including nations and major groups of Western civilization, Asiatic peoples, African peoples, and American Indian peoples can be used to examine the 6th century CE, 7th century CE, 8th century CE, 9th century CE, and 10th century CE.

Nations

Nations such as Serbia, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Libya, Paraguay, Jordan, Laos, El Salvador, Togo, Nicaragua, Eritrea, Denmark, Kyrgystan, Slovakia, Finland, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Turkmenistan, Norway, Central African Republic, Ireland, and Georgia can be used to examine the 6th century CE, 7th century CE, 8th century CE, 9th century CE, and 10th century CE.

Western Civilization

Western Civilization including Latin, Germanic, Anglic, Northeast European peoples, and Balkan peoples can be connected. Medieval peoples of Europe were significant in this period. Bulgaria can be connected.

Latin peoples

Latin peoples including Italian peoples, French peoples, Hispanic peoples, and Lusitanic peoples can be connected. Switzerland can be connected.

Italian peoples such as those of Italy can be connected.

French peoples such as those of France can be connected.

Hispanic peoples such as those of Spain can be connected.

Lusitanic peoples such as those of Portugal can be connected.

Germanic peoples

Germanic peoples such as those of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Belgium can be connected. Switzerland can be connected.

Germany can be connected. The Frankish kingdoms became the Holy Roman empire. Austria can be connected. Avars from Eastern Europe and Germanic peoples settled in what is now Austria. The Netherlands can be connected. Germanic and Frankish peoples converted to Christianity. Belgium can be connected. This was invaded by Germanic tribes, ruled by Merovingian and Carolingian kings, and eventually dominated by France and the Holy roman Empire.

Anglic peoples

Anglic peoples such as those of the United Kingdom can be connected.

Balkan peoples

Balkan peoples including East Romance peoples can be connected. Greece can be connected. East Romance peoples such as those of Romania can be connected.

Northeast European peoples

Northeast European peoples including East Slavic peoples, West Slavic peoples, and Hungarian peoples can be connected. Belarus can be connected.

East Slavic peoples

East Slavic peoples including those of Russia and Ukraine can be connected.

Russia can be connected. Its written history begins about 862 CE. Ukraine can be connected. Goths, Huns, the empire of Old great Bulgaria, Khazars, and Kievan Rus occupied the region.

West Slavic peoples

West Slavic peoples including those of Poland can be connected. The Czech Republic can be connected. Poland can be connected. Its written history begins about 966 CE.

Hungary can be connected. Ostrogoths, Lombards, Slavs, and Magyar peoples from what is now Russia entered the region and established the Hungarian kingdom in about 895 CE.

Scandinavian peoples

Scandinavian peoples including those of Sweden can be connected.

Asiatic peoples

Asiatic peoples including Middle Eastern, South Asian, Oriental, and Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples can be connected. Tajikistan can be connected. Cities such as Cairo can be connected.

Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern peoples including Egyptian, Persian, Turkish peoples, Mesopotamian, Arabian, North African, and Levantine peoples can be connected. Israel can be connected.

Turkey can be connected. Most of Turkey was ruled by the Byzantine Empire.

Persian peoples such as those of Iran can be connected. Afghanistan can be connected. Iran can be connected. Persia was conquered by Islamic invaders, and the Ummayad Caliphate and later the Abbasid caliphate were important.

Egypt can be connected. Egypt was conquered by Islamic peoples.

Mesopotamian peoples including those of Iraq can be connected.

Arabian peoples including those of Saudi Arabia and Yemen can be connected. United Arab Emirates can be connected. Saudi Arabia can be connected. Islam arose in Arabia. Yemen can be connected.

Levantine peoples such as those of Syria can be connected.

North African peoples such as those of Algeria and Morocco can be connected. Tunisia can be connected. Algeria can be connected. Algeria was conquered by the Muslims. Morocco can be connected. Morocco was overrun by Vandals, then Visigoths, then claimed by the Byzantine empire, and then conquered by Muslims.

South Asian peoples

South Asian peoples including those of what are now India and Pakistan can be connected. Sri Lanka can be connected. Cities such as Karachi can be connected.

India can be connected. Cities such as Delhi can be connected. Islam entered northern India. Mumbai can be connected.

Pakistan can be connected. Islam was preached in Pakistan and won many converts. Bangladesh can be connected. Islam was introduced by Arab traders and Sufi missionaries. Nepal can be connected. Various dynasties ruled Nepal.

Central Asian peoples

Central Asian peoples including Inner Asian peoples can be connected. Azerbaijan can be connected. Inner Asian peoples such as those of Uzbekistan can be connected. Kazakhstan can be connected. Uzbekistan can be connected.

Oriental peoples

Oriental peoples including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean peoples can be connected. Taiwan can be connected. Cities such as Shanghai can be connected.

China can be connected. This includes the periods of the Three Kingdoms, Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties.

Japan can be connected. Buddhism entered Japan during the Asuka period, which was followed by the Naran period and the Heian period. These are known as classical Japan.

South Korea can be connected. North South States period and the later Three Kingdoms period can be considered. Cities such as Seoul can be connected. North Korea can be connected.

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples

Southeast Asian and Oceanic peoples including Mainland Southeast Asian, Southeast Asian Island, and Aboriginal Australian peoples can be connected. Cambodia can be connected. Cities such as Manila can be connected.

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples

Mainland Southeast Asian peoples such as those of Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma can be connected. Malaysia can be connected.

Vietnam can be connected. Vietnam was under Chinese rule, but gained independence in the 10th century. Thailand can be connected. Information about this period is poorly documented and is best known through archaeology. Burma can be connected. The Pagan kingdom of Burma collapsed and was succeeded by a number of smaller kingdoms.

Southeast Asian Island peooles

Southeast Asian Island peoples such as those of Indonesia, the Philippines, and part of Malaysia can be connected. Madagascar can be connected. Cities such as Jakarta can be connected.

Indonesia can be connected. The Srivijaya naval kingdom, Silendra, and Mataram dynasties can be identified. The Philippines can be connected. Little is known of the Philippines in this period. Malaysia can be connected.

Aboriginal Australian peoples

Aboriginal Australian peoples including those of Australia can be connected.

African peoples

African peoples including East African, West African, Central African, and Southern African peoples can be connected. South Sudan can be connected.

East African peoples

East African peoples including Northern East African, Central East African, and Interior East African peoples can be connected. Somalia can be connected.

Northern East African peoples

Northern East African peoples such as those of Ethiopia can be connected. The Axumite kingdom declined.

Central East African peoples such as those of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda can be connected. Burundi can be connected.

Tanzania can be connected. Kenya can be connected. Uganda can be connected. Rwanda can be connected.

Interior East African peoples such as those of Sudan can be connected. Chad can be connected. Sudan can be connected.

West African peoples

West African peoples including Western Coastal West African, Southern Coastal West African, and Interior West African peoples can be connected. Benin can be connected.

Western Coastal West African peoples such as those of Senegal can be connected. Guinea can be connected. Senegal can be connected.

Southern Coastal West African peoples such as those of Nigeria and Ghana can be connected. Côte d'Ivoire can be connected. Nigeria can be connected. Ghana can be connected.

Interior West African peoples such as those of Niger and Burkina Faso can be connected. Mali can be connected. Niger can be connected. Burkina Faso can be connected.

Central African peoples

Central African peoples such as those of Congo DR and Angola can be connected. Cameroon can be connected.

Congo DR can be connected. Angola can be connected.

Southern African peoples

Southern African peoples such as those of South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia can be connected. Zimbabwe can be connected.

South Africa can be connected. Mozambique can be connected. Malawi can be connected. Zambia can be connected.

American Indian peoples

American Indian peoples including Middle American Indian, South American Indian, and North American Indian peoples can be used to examine the 6th century CE, 7th century CE, 8th century CE, 9th century CE, and 10th century CE. Honduras can be connected.

Middle American Indian peoples

Middle American Indian peoples including Meso-American peoples and Southwestern American Indian peoples can be connected. The Dominican Republic can be connected.

Meso-American peoples such as those of Mexico can be connected. Guatemala can be connected. Mexico can be connected.

Southwestern American Indian peoples including those of the Southwestern United States can be connected. Northern Mexico can be connected. The southwestern United States can be connected.

Caribbean peoples including Caribbean Island peoples and Caribbean South American Indian peoples can be connected. Haiti can be connected. Caribbean Island peoples such as those of Cuba can be connected. Caribbean South American Indian peoples such as those of Colombia can be connected. Venezuela can be conencted. Colombia can be connected.

South American Indian peoples

South American Indian peoples including Andean peoples, Amazonian, and Cono/Southern American Indian peoples can be connected. Bolivia can be connected.

Andean peoples such as those of Peru, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile can be connected. Ecuador can be connected. Peru can be connected. Colombia can be connected. Argentina can be connected. Chile can be connected.

Amazonian peoples such as those of Brazil and Argentina can be connected. Venezuela can be connected. Brazil can be connected. Argentina can be connected.

Cono/Southern American Indian peoples such as those of Argentina can be connected. Chile can be connected. Argentina can be connected.

North American Indian

North American Indian peoples including Eastern North American Indian peoples and Western North American Indian peoples can be connected. Canada can be connected.

Eastern North American Indian peoples such as those of the eastern United States can be connected. Western North American Indian peoples such as those of the western United States can be connected.

Communities

Communities such as Beijing, Osaka, Canton, Moscow, Los Angeles, Calcutta, Dacca, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Shenzhen, Lagos, Paris can be examined for connections to the 6th century CE, 7th century CE, 8th century CE, 9th century CE, and 10th century CE.

. Asian cities incuding Seoul, Mumbai, Jakarta, Delhi, Shanghai, Manila, Karachi, Cairo, and Beijing can be connected. Tokyo had not yet been founded. Western cities including Mexico City, New York City, and Sao Paulo had not yet been founded.

Social mechanics

Social mechanics including social change, social types, and social structure can be used to examine the 6th century CE, 7th century CE, 8th century CE, 9th century CE, and 10th century CE.

Social change

Social change including particular changes and movement, social change factors, and social change processes can be connected.

Particular changes and movements

Particular changes and movements including agrarian developments, the agricultural revolution, and stone age developments can be connected. The Industrial revolution had not yet begun.

Stone age developments can be connected.

The agricultural revolution can be connected.

Agrarian develpments

Agrarian developments including bronze age developments, American Civilization, early iron age developments, and late iron age developmens can be connected. Modernization had not yet begun. Bronze age developments can be connected. American civilization can be connected. Early iron age developments can be connected. Late iron age developments can be connected.

Social change factors

Social change factors including institutional change, culural change, demographic change, and natural change can be connected.

Institutional change can be connected. Cultural change can be connected. Demographic change can be connected. Natural change can be connected.

Social change processes

Social change processes including innovaion, transmission, adaptation, and extinction can be connected.

Innovation can be connected. Transmission can be connected. Adaptation can be connected. Extinction can be connected.

Social types

Social types can be connected. Industrial society had not yet developed. Hunting and gathering societies can be connected. Horticultural society can be connected. Agrarian societies can be connected.

Social structure

Community and regional structure can be connected. Class structure can be connected. Institutional structure can be connected. Cultural structure can be connected. Anthropological structure can be connected.

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

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Created 26 Sep 2014 Last updated 3 Oct 2017