Civilization Sentence Examples

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  • He went to study the civilization of the Arab world.

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  • This area was homeland to a civilization dating back to the time of Christ.

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  • The day after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, civilization had to be defended.

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  • Anyone who loves civilization necessarily appreciates the role of government in protecting liberties.

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  • As civilization and technology advance, people begin to create more than they consume.

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  • Gradually, civilization seems to be learning this.

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  • The progress of civilization has resulted in a vast change in the method of punishment.

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  • As civilization advances, we are becoming better people, and unquestionably more empathic.

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  • The state of civilization to which they have attained is very low.

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  • The ability of a few people to do a massive amount of damage rises as civilization becomes more complex and destructive power increases.

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  • I just want to get back to civilization.

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  • The great story of the catastrophe that destroyed an ancient peaceful civilization had been handed down from father to son.

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  • The chapter on civilization describes humanity's progress through the years and the importance of it.

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  • It was almost twenty-four hours before Shipton and Donnie got back to civilization, with the kid's body.

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  • I want to spend some time talking about civilization, but first I want to recount the progress that we have made through civilization.

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  • But maybe as a civilization, we have to talk out loud to figure out where we stand, to make progress.

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  • Think of how a few thousand years of human civilization got us to a certain amount of computational power.

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  • We live at a defining moment for humanity, as the compounding effects of technology and civilization reach an inflection point.

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  • With every second, they were getting farther from the safety of civilization.

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  • If civilization were more advanced, I would abolish this slavery, if it cost me my head."

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  • That they had created modern civilization for Europe availed them nothing.

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  • But the theatres found in almost every town, some of them of very large size, are sufficient to attest the pervading influence of Greek civilization; and this is confirmed by the sculptures, which are for the most part wholly Greek.

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  • The contents of a series of tombs at Mochlos throw an entirely new light on the civilization of the Early Minoan age.

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  • But though he was hailed, especially in lb h France, as the pioneer of European civilization in (ii.) raim, the East, the unsound foundations of his authority d.

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  • Fortunately he recovered from this great blow to become Prime Minister in 1940 and save Western civilization!

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  • The war was the genesis and caused the collapse of the third millenium north Mesopotamian civilization.

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  • Three of these four had made important progress toward civilization.

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  • His idea of studying man as one of the animals, and of collecting facts about savage tribes to throw light on the problems of civilization, bring him into contact with the one, and his intimate knowledge of Greek philosophy with the other.

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  • The Capella Palatina, at Palermo, the most wonderful of Roger's churches, with Norman doors, Saracenic arches, Byzantine dome, and roof adorned with Arabic scripts, is perhaps the most striking product of the brilliant and mixed civilization over which the grandson of the Norman Trancred ruled.

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  • The next year a Jesuit mission from Tahiti reached the island and succeeded in the task of civilization.

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  • P. In the former he is a descendant of Cain, and through his sons the author of primitive civilization; in the latter he is the father of Noah.

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  • Lamech's family are the originators of various advances in civilization; he himself is the first to marry more than one wife, 'Adah ("ornament," perhaps specially "dawn") and Zillah ("shadow").

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  • No matter your view of history and cosmology, civilization is very young.

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  • The above summary gives, indeed, a very imperfect idea of the extent to which the remains of the great Minoan civilization are spread throughout the island.

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  • Taking a detached view of Turkish civilization, even of the faith of Islam itself, for the two are inseparable - the Committee saw much wanting, much existing that was cumbersome and useless, much that provided a fatal handicap to the progress of the Ottoman State.

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  • Along the Croatian and Dalmatian coast there existed a well-developed Latin civilization, which was sustained by constant intercourse with Italy; and, under its influence, the Serbo-Croatian immigrants were converted to the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • The first is a restructuring of the global economy so that it can sustain civilization.

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  • Wealth and society encourage civilization, which is advantageous to everyone.

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  • With a little more wit we might use these materials so as to become richer than the richest now are, and make our civilization a blessing.

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  • This narrative clearly intends to account for the origin of these various arts as they existed in the narrator's time; it is not likely that he thought of these discoveries as separated from his own age by a universal flood; nor does the tone of the narrative suggest that the primitive tradition thought of these pioneers of civilization as members of an accursed family.

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  • As one of the pioneers of civilization, he was supposed to have taught mankind the arts of medicine, writing and agriculture.

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  • Whether they expanded at the expense of weak aboriginal tribes or were conquered by more robust invaders, Chinese civilization prevailed and assimilated alike the conquered and the conquerors.

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  • Authentic history does not begin till about the 6th century A.D., when Chinese civilization and Buddhism were introduced.

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  • Some authorities hold that Egyptian civilization came from Babylonia, and that the so-called Hamitic languages are older and less specialized members of the Semitic family.

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  • But a great deal of what was formerly assigned to Phoenician influence in the Aegean at an early period - pottery, ornaments and local myths - must be accounted for by the vigorous civilization of ancient Crete.

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  • Whatever truth may lie behind the romantic tales of Christian and Mahommedan, we know that Alphonso represented in a remarkable way the two great influences then shaping the character and civilization of Spain.

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  • Some authorities hold that Peruvian civilization had no connexion with the north and was an entirely indigenous product, but Kechua is in structure not unlike the agglutinative languages of central and northern Asia.

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  • Externally, a Slavonic reaction came, and dealt heavy blows to the eastward advance of German civilization.

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  • No change could be made in any law applicable to Europeans without the unanimous consent of fifteen foreign powersa state of affairs wholly incompatible with the condition of Egypt in the 20th centui1y, an oriental country which has assimilated a very considerable portion of European civilization and which is mainly governed by European methods.

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  • It appears to have arisen on the ruins of an older civilization, whose existence is revealed to us only by the few monuments which it has left.

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  • The Phrygian kingdom and art therefore took the place of an older civilization.

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  • In spite of the massive benefits civilization offers to every person in every station of life, a crazy few will always see it very differently.

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  • Even more than Buddhism Islam has carried with it a special style of art and civilization.

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  • Any general statement as to the debt owed by early European civilizations to western Asia would at present be premature, for though important discoveries have been made in Crete and Babylonia the best authorities are chary of positive conclusions as to the relations of Cretan civilization to Egypt and Babylonia.

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  • By this time, however, the great Celtic movement towards the south-east had probably begun, so that the Teutonic peoples were now cut off from direct communication with the centres of southern civilization.

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  • From this time onwards it was from the west mainly that Roman civilization made its way into Germany; but in earlier ages, as we have already noticed, there are more abundant traces of civilization in the basin of the Elbe than in the districts farther to the west.

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  • In the tract defined, physical changes unconnected with civilization have been slight as compared with those in Babylonia; the two great rivers, having cut themselves deep channels, could not shift their courses far.

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  • It was a time of disorder and conflict due to the immigration of new races into the ancient seats of civilization, and it synchronized with the weakening of the power of Egypt in the countries which bordered on the eastern Mediterranean.

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  • Exploration and Research.Owing to its early development of a high civilization with written records, its wealth, and its preservative climate, Egypt is the country which most amply repays archaeological research.

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  • For ancient Egyptian life and civilization in all departments, the principal work is Ad.

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  • The Prehistoric Age.One of the most striking features of recent Egyptology is the way in which the earliest ages of the civilization, before the conventional Egyptian style was formed, have been illustrated by the results of excavation.

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  • Until 1895 there seemed little hope of reaching the records of those remote times, although it was plain that the civilization had developed in the Nile valley for many centuries before the IVth Dynasty, beyond which the earliest known monuments scarcely reached.

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  • The advent of the dynasties, however, produced a quickening rather than a dislocation in the development of civilization.

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  • These monuments, which are found in Lydia, Phrygia, Cappadocia and Lycaonia, as well as in north and central Syria, point to the existence of a homogeneous civilization over those countries; they show a singularly marked style of art, and are frequently inscribed with a peculiar kind of hieroglyphics, engraved boustrophedon; and they originated probably from a great Hittite kingdom, whose kings ruled the countries from Lydia to the borders of Egypt.

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  • Steady progress was made in the development of the country and the increase of well-being and civilization among the natives in the five years preceding the World War.

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  • In politics these races have been less successful in modern times, but the Semitic states of Babylonia and Assyria were once the principal centres for the development and distribution of civilization.

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  • It is generally agreed that this civilization can be traced back to an earlier race, the Sumero-Akkadians, whose language seems allied to the agglutinative idioms of central Asia.

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  • If this ancient civilized race was really allied to the ancestors of the Turks and Huns, it is a remarkable instance of how civilization thrives best by being transplanted at a certain period of growth.

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  • In the neighbourhood of the Moslem capitals, Islam spread rapidly, but in such districts as Rajputana and specially Vijayanagar (Mysore) Hindu civilization and religion maintained themselves.

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  • It was no longer possible to write as if the whole civilization of the Western world would sit down contentedly under the shadow of East Gothic dominion and Amal sovereignty.

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  • We are told that we can see " the law at work underneath the more superficial agencies on which attention fixes itself "; it " undergoes temporary suspension," which may last indefinitely; and " there is another agency, in habitual antagonism " to it, namely, " the progress of civilization," which may include every kind of human improvement.

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  • But the Arsacid kingdom never was a truly national state; with the Scythian and Parthian elements were united some elements of Greek civilization.

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  • Owing to the different circumstances which have attended their migrations, the Thai peoples have attained to varying degrees of civilization.

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  • He goes on to attribute the world's science and civilization to pagan inventors; but it is not clear whether in this he is alluding specially to the culture of his own city.

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  • In the south of Arabia, where an advanced civilization existed for centuries before the Christian era, the ruins of castles and city-walls are still in existence, and have been mentioned, though not examined carefully, by several travellers.

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  • The Romans entered into the heritage of the Carthaginians and the vassal kings of Numidia, and Punic speech and civilization The gave way to Latin, a change which from the time Province of of Caesar was helped on by Italian colonization; to "Africa."

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  • Mesopotamia certainly felt the Sumero-Babylonian civilization early.

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  • It was not that the Hellenistic element failed, whilst the native elements in the civilization prospered; the culture of Islam has, as a whole (from whatever causes), sunk ever lower during the centuries that have witnessed the marvellous expansion of Europe.

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  • The cult of the supreme god spread throughout Egypt and was carried by the Egyptian conquerors into other lands, Syria, Ethiopia and Libya, and was accepted by the natives both in Ethiopia and in the Libyan cases, where civilization was low and Egyptian influence permanent.

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  • Under these officials peace was gradually established between various tribes, trade routes opened and progress made in civilization.

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  • The traveller in Egypt thus views, side by side with the activities of the present day, where occident and orient meet and clash, memorials of every race and civilization which has flourished in the valley of the Nile.

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  • The Cave report showed that Egypt suffered from the ignorance, dishonesty, waste and extravagance of the East and from the vast expense caused by hasty and inconsiderate endeavours to adopt the civilization of the West.

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  • The principal changes that have occurred are due to the grip which civilization has taken upon the land in the course of thousands of years, often weakening but now firmer than.

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  • The debt of civilization to Egypt as a pioneer must be considerable, above all perhaps in religious thought.

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  • Introductory.Copious as are the sources of information from which our knowledge of the Egyptian religion is drawn, there is nevertheless no aspect of the ancient civilization of Egypt that we really so little understand.

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  • The era of peace thus inaugurated brought with it a rapid progress in all branches of civilization; and there soon emerged not only a national art and a condition of material prosperity shared by the entire land in common, but also a state religion, which gathered up the ancient tribal cults and floating cosmical conceptions, and combining them as best it could, imposed them on the people as a whole.

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  • In proportion as the prosperity of the land increased, and the advance of civilization afforded the technical means, so did these primitive burials give place to a more lavish funereal equipment.

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  • In the second prehistoric civilization barrelshaped vases became usual; and to the former materials were added slate, grey limestone and breccia.

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  • These great rock chambers were covered with paintings, which show a large range of the daily life and civilization.

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  • They made civilization in times of adversity and want, not in the relative luxury and stability we enjoy today.

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  • Well, here we are, not quite halfway through our list of ways the Internet, technology, and civilization will come together to end war.

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  • Civilization, like technology, also compounds over time, as do its benefits.

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  • Finally, with a sigh of resignation, he began the fifteen-minute walk back to the awaiting problems of civilization.

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  • In general, the Gauls of these provinces accepted Roman civilization more or less rapidly, and in due course became hardly distinguishable from the Italian.

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  • Avoiding the artificial restraints of civilization, they were prone to fall back into animalism pure and simple.

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  • Thus they are mainly responsible for the introduction of Islam with its Arabic or Persian civilization into India and Europe, and in earlier times their movements facilitated the infiltration of Graeco-Bactrian civilization into India, besides maintaining communication between China and the West.

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  • Korea received its civilization and religion from China, but differs in language, and to some extent in customs. An alphabet derived from Indian sources is in use as well as Chinese writing.

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  • The most recent authorities are of opinion that the Kolarians and Dravidians represent a single physical type; but, whatever the historical explanation may be, they certainly have different languages and show different stages of civilization.

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  • The Mala y a dynasty maintained Hindu civilization in the 6th century, and from 606 to 646 Harsha established a brief but brilliant empire in the north with its capital at Kanauj.

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  • With the rise of Mahommedanism occurred a sudden effervescence of the Arabs, who during some centuries threatened to impose not only their political authority but their civilization and new religion on the whole known world.

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  • Cochin China was once the seat of a kingdom called Champa, which appears to have had a hinduized Malay civilization and to have been subsequently absorbed by Annam.

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  • In the second, Hindu civilization reached the Malay Peninsula, Java, Sumatra and other islands.

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  • Such civilization as the Mongols possess is a mixture of Chinese and Indian, the latter derived chiefly through Tibet, but their alphabet is a curious instance of transplantation.

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  • A relation between objects of art described by Homer and the Mycenaean treasure was generally allowed, and a correct opinion prevailed that, while certainly posterior, the civilization of the Iliad was reminiscent of the Mycenaean.

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  • Crete, so much so that, for the present we must regard it as the fountain-head of Aegean civilization, and probably for long its political and social centre.

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  • Briefly, we now know that the Aegean civilization developed these distinctive features.

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  • Thanks to the exploration of Cnossus, we now know that Aegean civilization had its roots in a primitive Neolithic period, of uncertain but very long duration, represented by a stratum which (on that site in particular) is in places nearly 20 ft.

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  • This fact, by itself, would go far to prove that the civilization continued fundamentally and essentially the same throughout.

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  • We may take it then (and the fact is not disputed even by those who, like Dorpfeld, believe in one thorough racial change, at least, during the Bronze Age) that the Aegean civilization was indigenous, firmly rooted and strong enough to persist essentially unchanged and dominant in its own geographical area throughout the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

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  • This conclusion can hardly entail less than a belief that, at any rate, the mass of those who possessed this civilization continued racially the same.

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  • These and other less well marked changes, say some critics, are signs of a racial convulsion not long after 2000 B.C. An old race was conquered by a new, even if, in matters of civilization, the former capta victorem cepit.

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  • This may, however, be due to the fact that their contact with civilization was so short; the Yue-Chi and Turks had had some commerce with more advanced races before they played any part in political history, but the Ephthalites appear as raw barbarians, and were annihilated as a nation in little more than a hundred years.

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  • But it is important to bear in mind the continuity of the Crusades - the constant flow of new forces eastward and back again westward; for this alone explains why the Crusades formed a great epoch in civilization, familiarizing, as they did, the West with the East.

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  • When we turn from the sphere of politics to the history of civilization and culture, we find the effects of the Crusades as deeply impressed, if not so definitely marked.

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  • In part they had provided a field in which the layman could prove that he too was a priest; in part they had brought the West into a living and continuous contact with a new faith and a new civilization.

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  • It is not so much that the West came into contact with a particular civilization in the East, or borrowed from that civilization; it is simply that the West came into contact with something unlike itself, yet in many ways as high as, if not higher than, itself.

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  • Rey's Les Colonies franques en Syrie contains many interesting details; and Prutz's Kulturgeschichte der Kreuzziige contains both an account of the Latin East and an attempt to sketch the effects of the Crusades on the progress of civilization.

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  • Syria happens to lie on the line of least resistance for communication between the early subtropic seats of civilization in the Nile and Euphrates valleys and the civilizations of Europe.

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  • But a nation that for a thousand years had maintained its individuality in the midst of hostile and rival races could not be expected to allow itself without a struggle to be sacrificed to the force of mere numbers, and the less so if it were justified in its claim that it stood for a higher ideal of culture and civilization.

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  • History There is something almost pathetic in the childish wonder and delight with which mankind in its earlier phases of civilization gathered up and treasured stories of strange animals from distant lands or deep seas, such as are recorded in the Physiologus, in Albertus Magnus, and even at the present day in the popular treatises of Japan and China.

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  • The Syrians and the, Keftiu, the latter now identified with the Cretans and other representatives of the Aegean civilization, are the only peoples who by their elaborate clothing and artistic products reveal themselves upon the ancient Egyptian monuments as the equals in culture of the Egyptian nation.

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  • The earliest Cretan settlements in Greece belong to the end of the third Middle Minoan period, about 1800 s.c. Pre-Mycenaean civilization in Greece varied in different localities.

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  • Serious disturbances among the Chinese are now in Borneo matters of ancient history, and to-day the Chinaman forms perhaps the most valuable element in the civilization and development of the island, just as does his fellow in the mining states of the Malayan Peninsula.

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  • The most densely peopled region and the focus of civilization is the lacustrine depression and the surrounding uplands.

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  • The Roman colonies were thus not merely valuable as propugnacula of the state, as permanent supports to Roman garrisons and armies, but they proved a most effective means of extending over wide bounds the language and the laws of Rome, and of inoculating the inhabitants of the provinces with more than the rudiments of Roman civilization.

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  • In Crete, at least, the excavations show that the old civilization must have ended in a social and political cataclysm.

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  • The new synthesis reveals a universal decline from the 5th to the 10th centuries, while the Germanic races were learning the rudiments of culture, a decline that was deepened by each succeeding wave of migration, each tribal war of Franks or Saxons, and reached its climax in the disorders of the 9th and 10th centuries when the half-formed civilization of Christendom was forced to face the migration of the Northmen by sea, the raids of the Saracen upon the south and the onslaught of Hungarians and Sla y s upon the east.

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  • The eastern shores of the Aegean, which the earliest historical records represent to us as the seat of a brilliant civilization, giving way before the advance of the great military empires (Lydia and afterwards Persia), are almost a blank in Homer's map. The line of settlements can be traced in the Catalogue from Crete to Rhodes, and embraces the neighbouring islands of Cos and Calymnos.

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  • The Renaissance, far from being the re-birth of antiquity with its civilization confined to the Mediterranean, with its Hercules' Pillars beyond which lay Cimmerian darkness, was thus effectively the entrance upon a quite incalculably wider stage of life, on which mankind at large has since enacted one great drama.

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  • Kazinczy, in his efforts to accommodate the national language to the demands of an improved civilization, availed himself of the treasures of European literature, but thereby incurred the opposition of those who were prejudiced by a too biased feeling of nationality.

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  • Evans and others in Crete, have shown that Hellenic culture was preceded in the Aegean by a civilization differing from it in many respects (see Aegean Civilization), and not least in costume.

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  • Hiero through his long reign was the stanch friend and ally of Rome in her struggles with Carthage; but his paternal despotism, under which Greek life and civilization at Syracuse had greatly flourished, was unfortunately succeeded by the rule of a man who wholly reversed his policy.

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  • That portion of the law which is usually described as Anglo-Indian law (see Indian Law) is generally applicable to Burma, though there are certain districts inhabited by tribes in a backward state of civilization which are excepted from its operation.

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  • Now, as some of the remains at the Heraeum correspond to the two lowest layers of Hissarlik, the evidence of the Argive temple leads us far beyond the date assigned to the Mycenaean age, and at least into the second millennium B.C. (see also Aegean Civilization).

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  • The sparseness of the population throughout the Dutch territory is due to a variety of causes - to the physical character of the country, which for the most part restricts the area of population to the near neighbourhood of the rivers; to the low standard of civilization to which the majority of the natives have attained and the consequent disregard of sanitation and hygiene; to wars, piracy and head-hunting, the last of which has not even yet been effectually checked among some of the tribes of the interior; and to the aggression and oppressions in earlier times of Malayan, Arab and Bugis settlers.

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  • Humanism, a word which will often recur in the ensuing paragraphs, denotes a specific bias which the forces liberated in the Renaissance took from contact with the ancient world, - the particular form assumed by human self-esteem at that epoch, - the ideal of life and civilization evolved by the modern nations.

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  • In other words, the war of the gods has degenerated to the war between Iranian civilization and the Turanians.

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  • In the South Atlantic, however, the African coast was further explored, new settlements were founded, and a remarkable development of Portuguese-African civilization took place in the kingdom of Kongo (see Angola).

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  • While expressing admiration for the signs which had come under its notice of the advance of civilization in the Congo State, the commission confirmed the reports of the existence of grave abuses in the upper Congo, and recommended a series of measures which would in its opinion suffice to ameliorate the evil.

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  • The most recent work of Egyptologists proves a systematic civilization to have existed in the valley of the Nile at least 6000 to 7000 years ago (see Chronology).

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  • With Brigham Young and his little band of Mormon followers (between 140 and 150 members)., who entered the Great Salt Lake Valley in July 1847, begins the story of settlement and civilization (see Mormons).

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  • Their patriotic ardour gladly seized on "a view of the original faith of India that seemed to harmonize with all the discoveries of modern science and the ethics of European civilization," and they cheerfully supported their leader's strange polemic with the agnostic and rationalist literature of Europe.

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  • He had found himself confronted in England with a higher civilization and a more advanced social organization than those which he had known in his boyhood, and he accepted them with alacrity, feeling that he was thereby getting advantage.

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  • Such a supposition would accord with the prominence acquired by the moon in the calendar and in astrological calculations, as well as with the fact pointed out (see SIN) that the moon-cult belongs to the nomadic and therefore earlier, stage of civilization, whereas the sun-god rises to full importance only after the agricultural stage has been reached.

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  • If we are to regard the Egyptian myths about the gods in animal shape, and about the non-natural superhuman heroes, and their wars and loves, as esoteric allegories devised by civilized priests, perhaps we should also explain Pund-jel, Qat, Quawteaht, the Mantis god, the Spider creator, the Coyote and Raven gods as priestly inventions, put forth in a civilized age, and retained by Australians, Bushmen, Hottentots, Ahts, Thlinkeets, Papuans, who preserve no other vestiges of high civilization.

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  • The advent of the Persians, bringing with them a conception of religion of a far higher order than Babylonian-Assyrian polytheism (see Zoroaster), must also have acted as a disintegrating factor in leading to the decline of the old faith in the Euphrates Valley, and we thus have the interesting though not entirely exceptional phenomenon of a great civilization bequeathing as a legacy to posterity a superstition instead of a real achievement.

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  • The only thing that separates us from that world is this thing called civilization.

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  • Even acknowledging that human rights exist is a great advance of civilization.

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  • The very fact that we have debated in recent years whether we can use torture to get information that will save lives is a sign of the effects of civilization.

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  • What else has been achieved in our march toward civilization?

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  • Government is a great achievement of civilization.

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  • The continuing advancement of civilization.

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  • The government operating in its correct role is instrumental to civilization.

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  • Their condition only proves what squalidness may consist with civilization.

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  • Is there any collective action which cannot find its justification in political unity, in patriotism, in the balance of power, or in civilization?

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  • Only when Islam is seen as a civilization and its parameters rejuvenated in a contemporary form in their totality can Turkey really progress.

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  • They are the basic visual symbols and relics of all civilization.

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  • Nothing can be further from the desire or intention of Leninism than the preservation of the remnants of civilization.

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  • Discover an intriguingly sophisticated civilization or be seduced by the lure of the desert.

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  • Nevertheless it aids eradication of a species ' self-destructive tendencies, which might mean wiping out the civilization.

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  • His motivation was to prove that the creators of ancient Egyptian civilization were white and that blacks existed only in subservient positions.

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  • For me, revolution comes about through the destruction (or fatal disabling) of civilization in a totalistic sense.

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  • Although the word remains unspeakable, the Western intelligentsia, conservatives and liberals alike, boldly echo the preferred euphemism, " civilization ".

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  • Technological utopianism has been a major theme in European civilization at least since Francis Bacon.

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  • Vanished civilization where large bet on to shorten the least in part.

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  • That should be just about enough time for the veneer of civilization to slip clean away.

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  • Neither the NRPB nor ICNIRP nor the western civilization generally are heeding the message.

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  • Such wormholes have been seriously suggested, as being within the capabilities of a future civilization.

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  • Instead of choosing names that recall thousands of years of African civilization, these parents opt for names that don't have the long history; instead, they prefer names that are newer and very distinctive.

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  • Modern civilization creates tons of it every day.

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  • This site lets you play a human being through different epochs of human civilization.

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  • The birthplace of civilization has also birthed an increasingly popular diet, the Mediterranean Diet, which has reportedly helped countless individuals drop unwanted pounds.

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  • While those who ate raw foods remained healthy into old age, the cooked fooders came down with all the "diseases of civilization," and got worse with each generation!

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  • On your cruise, you will be exploring the land where Western Civilization was born.

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  • Men who dress as women for their own pleasure have probably been around as long as civilization itself.

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  • Leather has been a major material for protecting the human body from the elements and from injury since the beginning of civilization.

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  • The Heritage at Gaines Ranch has an ideal location, just minutes from shopping and "civilization", but with a view of the Texas Hill Country.

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  • Its extensive history dates back to ancient Egyptian Civilization, where the herb was considered sacred, deemed the sun god plant.

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  • Make the decisions that will make your civilization flourish, or go down into flames.

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  • Become a leader of a Norse, Greek or Egyptian civilization.

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  • If you like games like Civilization or are interested in mythology, this game is for you.

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  • They create a nostalgic, late 40's/50's civilization.

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  • You can build up your civilization by creating your own technology, or by buying it from other cultures.

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  • Set in an alternate 1951, the last of the human race attempts to survive in the last remains of civilization.

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  • In this rendition, the Master Chief and Cortana return to Earth to try to prevent an aggressive alien civilization, the Covenant, from taking over.

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  • Civilization IV is set to be released October 24.

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  • Jewel Quest puts you in the shoes of an explorer exploring the ruins of an ancient Mayan civilization.

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  • Going further, Maxis Spore eventually progresses to the point where the gamer takes on an intergalactic perspective, having its creature civilization invade those on other planets.

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  • It takes the best aspects of Civilization and other turn-based strategy games and boils it down to its most simple parts.

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  • At the end, hordes of barbarians attack your civilization, so you'd better spend at least some time working on your defenses.

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  • Popular titles like Civilization, Heroes of Might and Magic, Age of Mythology, Warcraft, and Everquest keep gamers busy for countless hours.

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  • Build your civilization from small huts and basic farms to thriving cultural centers with massive pyramids, statues and temples.

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  • Other games which can be educational are simulation games like SimCity and SimAnt, Civilization, and Nintendogs.

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  • It can only happen in the confines of this game, and it is that kind of history-altering, world-changing quality that has helped draw millions of fans to the Civilization series.

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  • In Civilization IV, your goal is to create a world power.

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  • Or you could just crush them under your heel.Simply put, no other strategy series can match the depth and scope of the Civilization games, and Sid Meier's opus has reached new heights with this fourth installment.

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  • That's part of the beauty of the Civilization series -- with so many empires available and so many different ways to win, plus an ever-changing course of world types and historical events, the game never plays out the same way twice.

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  • Rest assured, Civilization IV is every bit as accessible as it is comprehensive.

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  • No review of Civilization IV would be complete without mentioning how great it looks and sounds.

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  • The Civilization series has always had brains, but now it finally has the good looks to match.

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  • All things considered, Civilization IV is so close to being the perfect strategy game that it's downright scary.

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  • Sid Meier's Civilization allowed players to settle an environment with the intent of creating empires.

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  • You now get to edit buildings and vehicles, as well as guide the direction of your newfound civilization.

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  • In this way, gameplay becomes very much like the classic Civilization series.

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  • No longer are you necessarily concerned with a single creature, a single tribe, or even a single civilization.

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  • While not useful at all during the cellular phase, money becomes very important when you get to the tribal and civilization phases.

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  • Upon entering civilization mode, you may discover that weapons become pretty important.

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  • Among them are the strategy/[simulation games] in the Civilization series, the popular Heroes of Might and Magic games, X-COM and Alpha Centauri.

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  • Master of Orion II is one of the original sci-fi, galaxy conquering, civilization building games.

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  • There is no doubt in my mind that the Katamari franchise will somehow be linked to the fall of civilization as we know it.

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  • The earliest documentation of homosexuality in Western civilization occurs in ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were considered normal by society.

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  • There were many who thought the bikini spelled the end of civilization - probably a good thing many of those same folks didn't live to see string bikinis!

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  • Chess is as old as modern civilization itself, invented sometime during Persia rule.

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  • If you're interested in checking out this exciting civilization building game, or if you're a fan of the game and looking to play Settlers of Catan free with people from all over the world, here's how to play free online.

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  • Your quest is to collect the materials necessary to turn an undeveloped island into a bustling civilization, with settlements and towns connected by roads.

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  • What we believe we understand about the history of civilization is in direct opposition to the Mayan take on history.

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  • Further, skeptics question why we should take the prophecies of the Mayans any more seriously than any other ancient civilization.

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  • Without electricity, civilization will deteriorate.

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  • Labor Day originated in 1882, when the members of the Central Labor Union in New York City decided the hard working citizens of America deserved a day off for recognizing their contribution to both the economic and social civilization.

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  • Drive to the desert and start a new civilization, hoping that our horrible, horrible mistakes will not be repeated.

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  • With the exception of Alaska, the wilderness of Northern Maine remains one of the few great tracts of forest unbroken by paved roads, commercial development and, in most areas, any form of civilization.

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  • Cayce further predicted that the driving force of the world civilization would shift from the West (America) to China.

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  • Aztec tattoos are reflects of an ancient civilization that existed in Mexico in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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  • Mayan civilization peaked between AD 300 and 900 but fortunately, a wealth of cultural and religious evidence remained in place.

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  • According to the program, the majority of the population in early civilization had Type O blood, and hunting and fishing were their primary methods of obtaining their next meal.

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  • The episode then chronicles his journey from the drop-off point back to civilization.

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  • The remote area was three hours from civilization and was known for the tropical climate.

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  • This story, published in 1941 in Astounding Stories, deals with a far away civilization that periodically collapses, like clockwork, every two thousand years.

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  • Due to a series of accidents, Dr. McCoy is temporarily out of his mind, and roaming on a planet which shows signs of having once hosted an ancient and advanced civilization.

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  • The Army did not send a rescue team, believing all aboard were killed, so Ellison spent a year and a half in the Peruvian jungle with the native tribes before being discovered and returned to civilization.

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  • Mad Max is set in an unspecified 'near future' just as civilization is breaking down.

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  • As we've often seen in the past few decades, when civilization breaks down, strongmen vie for control.

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  • In Road Warrior, it is the wheeled gangs, living on the plunder of civilization, that are warring against the few remaining pockets of a gentler society.

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  • In choosing to help those who hold on to the vestiges of civilization, the desolate loner of the original movie rediscovers his lost soul.

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  • One peculiarity of the Mad Max movies is the speed with which high-tech civilization falls and other forms of societies spring up to supplant it.

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  • Using his new science, Seldon predicts that if the Galactic Empire falls, which will be a lengthy and protracted affair, there will be 30,000 years of chaos, a new Dark Ages, before another empire emerges to carry civilization forward.

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  • He also creates a 'Second Foundation' at the 'other side of the galaxy', to store and expand on his understanding of psychohistory, and to watch over the burgeoning new civilization from afar.

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  • Five hundred years in the future human civilization has begun to colonize deep space.

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  • One will notice; however, that while English is the most commonly spoken language, a bit of Chinese has been slipped into the dialog, giving this vision of futuristic civilization a more "lived in" feeling.

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  • Whedon's portrayal of the future is built on the idea that human civilization will have to colonize space, literally, out of need and not just curiosity of what is out there.

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  • The community decides to send an exploration party out to learn what has happened to the rest of civilization; selected for their individual skills, and sent off without their siblings, most suffer severe psychological damage.

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  • This flexibility is often used for the development of Cautionary Tales - depictions of life after Peak Oil, or the collapse of civilization attendant upon global warming, perhaps.

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  • Have they left enough of themselves in the computer systems of the starship, and can they stop their intramural fighting long enough, to rescue the troubled civilization?

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  • In most sci-fi plots within books and movies, robots often turned on humanity and brought about the demise or near-demise of civilization.

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  • There was much retrogression with the intrusion of new barbarian races; but from their absorption by the 10th century until the 10th there is not a century in which some notable gain was not made towards the attainments of modern civilization.

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  • The correct perspective places between the summits of modern and ancient times, not a long level stretch of a thousand years, with mankind stationary, spell-bound under the authority of the Church, absorbed in war or monastic dreams, but a downward and then a long upward slope, on both of which the forces which make for civilization may be seen at work.

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  • A hurried outline of each of these vital branches of our civilization will at once reveal the falseness of the usual periodizing.

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  • It had been long preparing in the economic and administrative decline of the Empire, and in the steady influx of Germanic peoples into Roman territory for over two centuries; but the power of the old civilization to absorb the new races was exhausted by the 5th century, and the political history of Europe was turned into a different path.

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  • The importance of Boeotia for Greek civilization is further shown by the ancient worship of the Muses on Mount Helicon, and the fact that the oldest poet whose birthplace was known was the Boeotian Hesiod.

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  • The social organism of the Aryan tribe did not probably differ essentially from that of most communities at that primitive stage of civilization; whilst the body of the people - the Vis (or aggregate of Vaisyas) - would be mainly occupied with agricultural and pastoral pursuits, two professional classes - those of the warrior and the priest - had already made good their claim to social distinction.

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  • The land being appropriated by the conquerors, husbandry, as the most respectable industrial occupation, became the legitimate calling of the Aryan settler, the Vaisya; whilst handicrafts, gradually multiplying with advancing civilization and menial service, were assigned to the subject race.

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  • In regard to the division of these into male and female, the first point to be noted is that, in all communities of western civilization, more boys are born than girls.

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  • Herbert Spencer, again, before the decline in question set in, put forward the hypothesis that "the ability to maintain individual life and the ability to multiply vary inversely"; in other words, the strain upon the nervous system involved in the struggle for life under the conditions of modern civilization, by reacting on the reproductive powers, tends towards comparative sterility.

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  • She has not grown, she cannot grow so weak and old that she may not maintain what she has produced - Christian civilization."

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  • Frederick's ideal of civilization was derived in a large measure from Provence, where a beautiful culture had prematurely bloomed, filling southern Europe with the perfume of poetry and gentle living.

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  • Beginning with the older castles of Touraine, and passing onward to the Tuileries, we trace the passage from the medieval fortress to the modern pleasure-house, and note how architecture obeyed the special demands of that new phenomenon of Renaissance civilization, the court.

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  • In ancient times the cultivation of the vine indicated a relatively settled and stable form of civilization, inasmuch as the vine requires a considerable maturation period.

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  • She studied the remains of Indian civilization in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, became a member of the Archaeological Institute of America in 1879, and worked and lived with the Omahas as a representative of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University.

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  • In 1883 she was appointed special agent to allot lands to the Omaha tribes, in 1884 prepared and sent to the New Orleans Exposition an exhibit showing the progress of civilization among the Indians of North America in the quarter-century previous, in 1886 visited the natives of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands on a mission from the commissioner of education, and in 1887 was United States special agent in the distribution of lands among the Winnebagoes and Nez Perces.

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  • In 1888 she published Indian Education and Civilization, a special report of the Bureau of Education.

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  • After the final conquest of the country by the Swedes, they spread among the Finlanders their civilization, gave them laws, accorded them the same civil rights as belonged to themselves, and introduced agriculture and other beneficial arts.

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  • Originally nomads (hunters and fishers), all the Finnic people except the Lapps and Ostyaks have long yielded to the influence of civilization, and now everywhere lead settled lives as herdsmen, agriculturists, traders, &c. Physically the Finns (here to be distinguished from the Swedish-speaking population, who retain their Scandinavian qualities) are a strong, hardy race, of low stature, with almost round head, low forehead, flat features, prominent cheek bones, eyes mostly grey and oblique (inclining inwards), short and flat nose, protruding mouth, thick lips, neck very full and strong, so that the occiput seems flat and almost in a straight line with the nape; beard weak and sparse, hair no doubt originally black, but, owing to mixture with other races, now brown, red and even fair; complexion also somewhat brown.

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  • They produced a brilliant succession of eminent scholars and scientists who transmitted to the Moslems the results of Babylonian civilization and Greek learning, and their influence at the court of Baghdad secured more or less toleration for Sabianism, although in the reign of Harlan al-Rashid the Harranians had already found it necessary to establish a fund by means of which the conscientious scruples of Moslem officials might be overcome.

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  • Nevertheless these non-moral taboos or restraints may have played a part in building up in us that faculty of preferring the larger good to the impulse of the moment which is the note of real civilization.

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  • The widening sphere of state activity, so marked a characteristic of modern civilization, involves outlay for what may be best described as " developmental " services.

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  • Iron, which occurs rarely, and almost exclusively for ornaments, in a few tombs at Enkomi, suddenly superseded bronze for tools and weapons, and its introduction was accompanied, as in the Aegean, by economic, and probably by political changes, which broke up the high civilization of the Mycenaean colonies, and reduced them to poverty, 1 Myres, Journ.

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  • The conditions that we describe by the comprehensive term " civilization " occasion a specification and corresponding differentiation of the life of societies; whence there result competing types of culture, each instinct with the spirit of propagandism and, one might almost say, of empire.

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  • As a matter of fact, the earlier and more democratic types of primitive society, uncontaminated by our civilization, do not present many features to which the modern conscience can take exception, but display rather the edifying spectacle of religious brotherhoods encouraging themselves by mystical communion to common effort.

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  • This had the obvious advantage of lifting two great families into prominence, the Semitic and the IndoGermanic. The Semitic peoples were closely bound together by common types of thought and civilization, and produced three of the leading religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

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  • On the question of early Arabian civilization see YEMEN.

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  • In later times the story of a Phoenician immigrant of that name became current, to whom was ascribed the introduction of the alphabet, the invention of agriculture and working in bronze and of civilization generally.

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  • The name may mean "order," and be used to characterize one who introduces order and civilization.

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  • Their manners, customs, religion and language were, and for a long time continued to be, different from those of the Hindus; but they found themselves compelled to respect the superior civilization of this race, and slowly adopted its customs and language.

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  • The oldest city, the oldest cultus (that of Zeus Lycaeus), and the first civilization of Arcadia are attributed to Lycaon.

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  • The Dacians had attained a considerable degree of civilization when they first became known to the Romans.

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  • Many Utopias, such as the Fable of the Bees and Erewhon, are designed to satirize existing social conditions as well as to depict a more perfect civilization.

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  • A small part of these Indians live in settled communities and include some very successful stock-raisers, but the greater part live apart from civilization.

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  • The land was originally inhabited by tribes of Indians, who, though not mere savages, were far below the level of civilization distinguishing the races of Mexico and Peru.

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  • Least of all does the historical evidence at our disposal justify the inference that the civilization of north Galatia, during the 1st century A.D., was Romano-Gallic rather than Hellenic; for, as the coins and inscriptions indicate, the Anatolian culture which predominated throughout the province did not exclude the infusion either of Greek religious conceptions or of the Greek language.

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  • Civilization and Religion of the Iranians.In the period when the ancestors of Indian and Iranian alike still formed a single nationthat of the Aryansthey developed A

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  • Consequently, it is at once a product of, and a main factor in civilization; and is thereby sharply differentiated from the Israelite religion, with whose moral precepts it otherwise coincides so frequently.

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  • The gorgeous cult of the gods of civilization (especially of Babylon), with their host of temples, images and festivals, exercised a corresponding influence on the mother-country.

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  • Thus the great empire was reduced to immobility and stagnationa process which was assisted by the deteriorating influences of civilization and world-dominion upon the character Internal of the ruling race.

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  • To conquer the whole world for Hellenic civilization by the aid of Macedonian spears, and to reduce the whole earth to unity, was the task that this heir of Heracles and Achilles saw before him.

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  • Thus the cities became the main factors in the diffusion of Hellenism, the Greek language and the Greek civilization over all Asia as far as the Indus.

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  • Moreover, the promotion of Greek civilization and city life had created numerous local centres, with separate interests and centrifugal tendencies, struggling to attain complete independence, and perpetually forcing new concessions from the empire.

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  • It was sprung from a predatory nomad tribe (the Parnian Dahae, Scythians) which had established itself in Khorasan (Parthia), on the borders of civilization, and thence gradually annexed further districts as the political situation or the weakness of its neighbors allowed.

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  • As an attribute the word may be applied to a cultured man of the world, who has travelled widely and is at home in many forms of civilization, to such races as the Jewish, scattered through the civilized world, yet keeping beneath their cosmopolitanism the racial type pure, and also to mark a profound line of cleavage in economic and political thought.

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  • In short, its aim was to bring about the best conditions for an ideal civilization, reducing to a minimum the labour necessary for mere existence, and by this and by the simplicity of its social machinery saving the !maximum of time for mental and spiritual education and development.

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  • Among the leading agents in spreading civilization were the missionaries sent out from 1804 onwards by the Church Missionary Society.

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  • This was simply the old Roman jurisprudence embodied in the legislation of Justinian, modified by custom and legislative decrees during the course of the centuries which witnessed the growth of civilization in Europe; and it is to all intents and purposes the jurisprudence which was the foundation of the Code Napoleon.

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  • The Cape of Good Hope subsequently " became not a colony of the Republic of the United Provinces, but a dependency of the ` Netherlands Chartered General East India Company ' for mercantile purposes; and to this fact principally can be traced the slow progress, in all but extension of territory, of a country which was settled by Europeans within thirty years of the time when the Pilgrim Fathers, the founders of a mighty empire, landed at Plymouth to plant democratic institutions and European civilization in the West."

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  • A large population grew up, first at Kimberley, afterwards at Barberton, and finally at Johannesburg - a population modern in its ideas, energetic, educated, cosmopolitan, appreciating all the resources that modern civilization had to offer them, and with a strong partiality for the life of the town or the camp rather than that of the farm and the veld.

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  • They could not keep back the waves of the new civilization, they feared being swamped, and they sought vainly to maintain intact their old organization while reaping the financial benefit resulting from the working of the gold mines.

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  • Milner's own object in assenting to the introduction of the Chinese was - besides aiding to put the gold mining industry on a more stable basis - to obtain revenue for the great task he had on hand, " the restarting of the colonies on a higher plane of civilization than they had ever previously attained "; and in respect of the working of the mines and consequently in providing revenue the introduction of the Chinese proved eminently successful; but in February 1906 the Campbell-Bannerman administration felt it incumbent to announce that no ordinance imposing " servile conditions " would be sanctioned.

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  • Till 1813 it was in the hands of Major de Bosset, a Swiss in the British service, who displayed an industry and energy in the repression of injustice and development of civilization only outdone by the despotic vigour of Sir Charles Napier, who held the same office for the nine years from 1818 to 1827.

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  • By the help of these discoveries we are able to reconstruct a fairly detailed picture of English civilization in the age preceding the invasion of Britain.

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  • The Romans, whose supremacy was not seriously threatened for some six centuries after the Punic Wars, gave to Portugal its language and the foundation of its civilization; there is, however, no evidence that they seriously modified the physical type or character of its people.

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  • Its territories, far from the centres of European civilization and consisting largely of mountain, moorland and forest, were bounded on the north by the Minho, on the south by the Mondego.

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  • Its inhabitants, surrounded by Moorish or Spanish enemies and distracted by civil war, derived such rudiments of civilization as they possessed from Arabic or Leonese sources.

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  • It has several islands, the largest of which bears the same name and contains highly interesting archaeological monuments of a prehistoric civilization usually attributed to the Incas.

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  • The former, which are chiefly Aymaras south of the latitude of Lake Titicaca, attained a considerable degree of civilization before the discovery of America and have been in closer contact with Europeans than the other tribes of Bolivia.

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  • They are of a superior physical and mental type, and have made noteworthy progress toward civilization.

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  • As the powers and duties of consuls vary with the particular commercial interests they have to protect, and the civilization of the state in whose territory they reside, instead of abstract definition, we summarize the provisions on this subject of the British Merchant Shipping Acts.

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  • From his age to the decay of Roman civilization there were never altogether wanting men devoted to the study of their nation's past; but none ever pursued the task with the advantages of Varro's comprehensive learning, his indefatigable industry and his reverent yet discriminating regard for the men and the institutions of the earlier ages.

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  • Geographical conditions and a hard struggle against nature fixed the character of this " aridian " culture, and determined its migrations; the onslaughts of nomad Indians determined the sedentary civilization of the cliff dwellers.

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  • It is represented to-day by the still undeserted habitats of Zuni (in New Mexico) and Tusayan; the Moquis, after the Zunis, are in customs and traditions the best survival of the ancient civilization.

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  • It resisted Caesar longer than most of Gaul; when once vanquished it adopted Roman civilization readily.

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  • Starting from Path, he penetrated to the banks of the Tocantins, making numerous converts to Christianity and civilization among the most savage tribes; but after two years of unceasing labour, during which every difficulty was placed in his way by the colonial authorities, he saw that the Indians must be withdrawn from the jurisdiction of the governors, to prevent their exploitation, and placed under the control of the members of a single religious society.

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  • Thus nature itself condemned Brittany to remain for a long time shut out from civilization.

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  • Roman civilization was then established for several centuries in Brittany.

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  • Under French influence civilization made notable progress.

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  • The former was afterwards identified with the mythical first Buddhist missionary, who is supposed to have introduced civilization into Tibet about two hundred and fifty years after the death of the Buddha.

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  • The Langobards, German in their faults and in their strength, but coarser, at least at first, than the Germans whom the Italians had known, the Goths of Theodoric and Totila, found themselves continually in the presence of a subject population very different from anything which the other Teutonic conquerors met with among the provincials - like them, exhausted, dispirited, unwarlike, but with the remains and memory of a great civilization round them, intelligent, subtle, sensitive, feeling themselves infinitely superior in experience and knowledge to the rough barbarians whom they could not fight, and capable of hatred such as only cultivated races can nourish.

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  • But such rude legislation could not provide for all questions arising even in the decayed state of Roman civilization.'

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  • The upper classes are Fula, and there are some Hausa and Kanuri (Bornuese), but the bulk of the people are pagan tribes in a very low state of civilization.

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  • His saying is worth recording, as an example of the effect which Roman civilization had on the Teutonic mind.

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  • The Bosporan kingdom is interesting as the first Hellenistic state, the first, that is to say, in which a mixed population adopted the Greek language and civilization.

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  • The term has no absolute chronological value, but marks a period of civilization through which it is believed that most races passed at one time or another.

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  • How then are we to explain on the one hand the apparent stride made by primitive man when from a Stone Age civilization he passed to a comparatively advanced metallurgical skill?

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  • On the other, how account for a comparatively synchronous commencement of bronze civilization when one at least of the metals needed for the alloy would have been naturally difficult of access, if not unknown to many races?

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  • The Bronze Age in Europe is characterized by weapons, utensils and implements, distinct in design and size from those in use in the preceding or succeeding stage of man's civilization.

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  • Their civilization is lower.

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  • It seems extremely probable that these Chaldaean Semites were so strongly influenced by the foreign civilization as to adopt it eventually as their own.

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  • Though the latter took the first rank in relation to man's eternal welfare, the former was necessary for the perfection of his intellect and the civilization of his manners.

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  • Buckle, in his History of, Civilization in England (1857), was the first to work out the influences of the material world upon history, developing through a wealth of illustration the importance of food, soil and the general aspect of nature upon the formation of society.

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  • He distinctly stated that "the advance of European civilization is characterized by a diminishing influence of physical laws and an increasing influence of mental laws," and "the measure of civilization is the triumph of mind over external agents."

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  • His assertion that the Celtic race was incapable of assimilating the highest forms of civilization excited "violent disgust," but the Enquiry was twice reprinted, in 1794 and 1814, and is still of value for the documents embodied in it.

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  • The natives have adopted many customs of white civilization, and on the Aleutians, and in coastal Alaska, and in scattered regions in the interior acknowledge Christianity under the forms of the Orthodox Greek or other churches.

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  • The Itzas were one of the eighteen semi-independent Maya states, whose incessant internecine wars at length brought about the dismemberment of the empire of Xibalba and the destruction of Mayan civi