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Classical and Post-Classical Period, 600-1500

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    Japanese Civilization

    Japanese Civilization Historians have drawn some useful parallels between Japan and Britain. Both are groups of large islands off the coast of a continent. Both are so near to the continent that their histories were unavoidably intertwined (although Japan is quite ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Korean Civilization

    Korean Civilization Korea’s geographical location accounts for much of its early history. Because it lay between China and Japan, it served as a connection between the two; many aspects of Chinese culture, such as Confucianism and Buddhism, first reached ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Latin America Civilization

    Land and Climates of Latin America The name Latin America is an anachronism for describing the era before colonization, but historians tend to use it for convenience, rather than writing out “Mexico and Central and South America.” The name ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Incan Empire

    The Incan Empire Little beyond legend is known of early Incan history. Most accounts state that around AD 1200, Manco Capac and his brothers and sisters traveled a few miles southwest of their home in the town of Pacaritambo to settle in the valley of Cuzco. Manco ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    North America Civilization

    North America Civilization The area that became the United States and Canada developed very differently from Latin America. Pre-Columbian North America had no unified empires, no cities, no writing systems, and no palaces. Instead, it had a number of small ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    East Asian and American Civilization Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: East Asian and American Civilization

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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