The 19th And Early 20th Century

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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the academic social sciences were divided into specializations. Historians covered Europe, the Mediterranean, and European expansion; the areas of China and Japan, as well as Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Persia were the filed of study for orientalists; anthropologists covered the topics of contemporary people of Africa, the Americas, and South East Asia; and the rest of the world fell into the laps of sociologists or economists . Historians largely focused on single societies1. They largely looked at the building of nation-states, commercial economy, industrialization, and imperialism1. During this time, historians had a very ethnocentric and Eurocentric view of world history. Since most of the scholarly
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