Periods in History

  • Dates in history are linked to events , some of which can be assigned specific dates , while others can only be assigned centuries

  • Periods in history are broad divisions that mark how the society, economy, culture and politics of one period differed from that of the preceding or the succeeding periods

  • Periodization in history has changed over time based on something that has had a profound impact on the way we live

  • Some examples of periodization are ancient, medieval and modern ; or based on the arrival of Turks or British in India

  • Periodization can be simplistic and reflect only political changes, not social or economic changes

The Modern Period in History

  • The modern period is generally taken as starting from the eighteenth century

  • Some of the defining features of the modern period are scientific progress, industrialization, colonization, and urbanization or growth of cities

  • These changing trends were first visible in Europe and later influenced India
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.