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All the lower and undesirable influences from both the seen and the unseen sides of life are closed out while all higher influences are invited and, in the degree that they are invited, they will enter. Below is a picture I took several years ago - today the complex has been cleared off and can be seen in full. Second is the Persian historical tale of Shirin, a Christian princess, loved by both the Sasanian ruler Khosrow II Parviz and the stonecutter Farhad. Jared Diamond and Alfred Crosby noted that Eurasia was spread along an east-west axis, while Africa and the Americas were north-south, which made Old World diffusion easier, but that idea also has problems, as Fertile Crescent crops did not spread to East Asia due to rainfall timing differences (winter rains in the west and summer monsoons in the east).� Mesoamerican and Andean civilizations had dramatic geographic limitations, which was their greatest contrast with Eurasian civilizations. [737] � However, like the migration of Asian mammals into Europe or the exchange when Africa collided with Eurasia, it was easier for cultural innovations to spread along the same latitude, as they would move through similar biomes.� North-south diffusion is far more difficult, as it moves through different biomes, such as tropical forests and temperate deserts .� Eurasia's geography was more conducive to communicating innovations, which made it more cosmopolitan than sub-Saharan Africa or the Americas, which helped them technologically advance at a faster pace.� Isolated peoples are usually culturally and technologically backward compared to nearby peoples who are more cosmopolitan, and people isolated by mountainous geography, such as those of the Scottish Highlands, Balkans, Appalachia, and Southeast Asia were relatively primitive compared to those around them. [738] � Negritos and aboriginal Australians are classic instances of isolated peoples keeping their cultures intact, which provided a window into the human past, but their cultures also did not "progress," which included their technology.

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (October 15, 1998)

ISBN: 0312210868

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