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Pastoral Nomadism


An economy and way of life centered on the raising of domesticated animals such as cattle, horses, sheep, or camels. This economy is an adaption to arid or semi-arid land, such as the steppes of Inner [..]
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Totalitarian


A form of authoritarian government in which the political and military leaders attempt to intervene in and control both the public and private lives of citizens, typically through coercion and violenc [..]
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State


A population and territory over which a central government holds authority.
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Slavery


The state of an individual held in servitude as the property, or chattel, of another individual, a household, or the state; the practice of owning slaves. The legal, economic, moral, and personal cond [..]
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Protectionism


An economic philosophy or policy advocating government protection of domestic agriculture and industries from foreign competition by institution of tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions on foreign im [..]
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Primary and secondary sources


Primary sources are items of historical evidence, including both written documents (legal contracts, government papers, personal letters, bills of sale, biographies) and artifacts (material objects, w [..]
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Populism


A political or social ideology emphasizing advancement of the rights and interests of common people. From the Latin word populus, the people.
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Plantation Complex


"An economic and political order centering on slave plantations in the New World tropics." Philip D. Curtin, The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990), ix.
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Pax Mongolica


Mongol Peace; the period from approximately 1260 to 1350 CE when Mongol states maintained order in a large part of Eurasia and when commercial and cultural exchange across Afroeurasia intensified.
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Paleontologist


An expert on animal life of the distant past, studied mainly from evidence of fossilized remains.
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