agrarian society

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agrarian society

any form of society especially traditional societies, primarily based on agricultural and craft production rather than industrial production. The major preindustrial civilizations, e.g. preindustrial Christendom, China, India, were predominantly agrarian societies. Sometimes simpler societies, e.g. HUNTER-GATHERERS, which are not based on settled agriculture are referred to as preagrarian (see Hall, 1985).
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Within 30 years, Taiwan and South Korea evolved from poor agrarian societies to members of the exclusive OECD countries.
Khan and newly established institutes would introduced and disseminate improved agricultural production technologies and strategies for improvement of socio-economic status of agrarian societies in the target areas, improve natural resources conditions for uplifting the livelihood of arid farmers, identify problems of the arid areas and under-take research for their solution.
Infosys Chief Executive Vishal Sikka said technologies have evolved far faster than what was thought possible even 10 years ago, while the educational system remains wedded to practices initially designed for agrarian societies 300 years ago.
Vladyslava Rutytska, the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, reported during a meeting with the agrarian societies, unions and business associations of Ukraine, the Ukrainian producers should be supported by the Government on the international market.
Parker clearly demonstrates how a cooler climate reduced food production in agrarian societies governed by "fiscal-military states" dependent largely on taxes extracted from a peasantry and organized for war.
Nor does it take into account that the Lenskis see a causal link between societal types and technologies: advanced agrarian societies used iron for ordinary tools, but simple agrarian societies did not.
Among the models Gaidar employs in his study are models of societies in antiquity, traditional agrarian societies, steppe societies, and mountain societies.
But the research team surveyed genetic data from 12 additional dog breeds and saw that while most dog breeds had high numbers of amylase genes, those not associated with agrarian societies, like the Siberian husky and dingo, did not.
This river not only gave birth to the Indus Valley Civilization but is responsible for the successive agrarian societies around it.
Historically considered, the vast majority of the world population has lived in slowly changing agrarian societies.
The research helps flesh out a picture of the iceman, who had brown hair, type-O blood, and was lactose intolerance that was common among Neolithic agrarian societies.
of London, UK) provides a Marxist perspective on the political economy of agrarian change, focusing on the key questions of how capitalism developed in agrarian societies prior to industrialization and the impacts of the establishment and spread of industrial capitalism on processes of agrarian change.