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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The sports gala is organised by the Agrarian Society.
0, was written for a much simpler and more agrarian society, and discusses needed reforms in areas such as Congress, tax policy, and health care, based on the Founding Fathers' essential principles of government, an understanding of human nature, and lessons from history.
Ian Dyck has provided a convincing resolution of some of the apparent paradoxes and contradictions, which fits well with recent work on English agrarian society.
The region chosen is Sao Paulo, the most economically developed area, which offers an opportunity to study how the race relations of a traditional agrarian society have been changed by massive industrialization and urbanization.
requested Pir Pagara to join strike call made by them against census but latter advised them to avoid from staging strike as Sindh will be on receiving end being agrarian society.
KARACHI, April 30, 2011 (Frontier Star): A delegation of Nationalist parties of Sindh have requested Pir Pagara to join strike call made by them against census but latter advised them to avoid from staging strike as Sindh will be on receiving end being agrarian society.
of Hawai'i) documents the shift from basic subsistence to a more sophisticated agrarian society and charts the emergence of intricate class structures and status divisions.