Monthly Archives: December 2015

Early 1st millennium BC

As usual, I don’t have many specific events to connect here. This is still mostly being used to prompt development of other areas. For history in general, I have finished reviewing and revising the importance of Asiatic peoples. I have decided to put the groups of Western Civilization in historical order of development.   Antiquity is almost fully connected to the periods of classical and medieval history. For classical and medieval history, I have finished a review of Asiatic peoples and I am now working on a review of Western Civilization, similar to that of history in general, but less detailed and faster moving. For modern history, I am going through a review of human geography. For the 20th century, I am doing a review of Western Civilization as far as Hispanic peoples.

For sociology, I am doing a review of conceptual culture.  For peoples of the world, I am reviewing connections to government. For communities, I am nearly done with reviewing connections to nations.

For Institutions, I am beginning a review of social mechanics. Religion is as fully connected to nations as I can do for now and I am beginning to connect more cities. Culture is in about the same shape.

Early 2nd millennium BC

As usual, I don’t have much in the way of specific content to add to the early 2nd millennium BC. I have been reviewing the tools I can use to investigate it.

For History in general, I am still working through a rewrite of the importance of various peoples, and I have a little bit of a summary of China and Japan. Now, it’s on to Southeast Asian peoples. Classical and medieval history is now well connected enough that I can begin a review of the application and importance of nations to it. For Modern history, I am still reviewing the application of material culture. The 20th century is also connected enough that I can review the application of nations to it.

For Sociology in general, I have finished reviewing the connections of institutions and have begun reviewing the connection of culture. For peoples of the world, I have been reviewing the connections with pagan religion.

For institutions in general,  I am reviewing the connections of African peoples.  For culture in general, I am picking up the connections to specific nations.

17th century

As I was working through the 17th century, I ran into the problem of the density of references: The more links to other subjects there are, the more time is involved and the more scattered my efforts become. I also noticed some weak spots in the routine: I need better development of communities. So, I decided to back up for another run through the lowest-level periods, and have progressed the early 3rd millennium BC.

For the History of the World, I am doing a review of how nations and peoples are applicable, with a little bit of cleanup and an expanded overview of how particular nations are important in history. This is so far an improvement over the existing version. Right now, I am working through Asiatic peoples, since from broad historical point of view, these have been more important than the other three groups.

I am also working through a review of modern history. For this one, I am currently reviewing applications of culture.

For sociology in general, I am starting to work through applications of education.   For peoples of the world, I am working through a review of religion.

Institutions are going through a review of peoples. This is similar to the one of nations and peoples, but it is going faster because I have fewer references to connect.

The 16th century

The development of the 16th century is resulting in better development of later periods of history. The expansion of Western Civilization has connections to South Asian and Oriental peoples, although these are so far only vaguely mentioned in the summaries.

I have begun a review of how peoples of the world apply to history. Egypt and Turkish peoples have a brief summary of their importance.  For modern history, I am doing a review of social institutions. The 20th century has prompted better development of China. So far, this is the only nation where I have enough cities to support division into regions.

Late medieval

For the 14th and 15th centuries of the Christian Era, I have finally managed to connect particular peoples and nations.  Western Civilization did not expand beyond Europe until the 15th century, with the explorations of the Portuguese and of Christopher Columbus.  For Asiatic peoples, so far I only have a one line comment for China in the Ming dynasty.  American Indian peoples were present, but I have little solid information about them. These are likely to be improved as I begin to examine modern scholarship.