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agrarian civilization

A society that depends on an agricultural economy, and which is therefore settled, as opposed to hunter‐gathering.

China

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...Review (January 1951). Dunhuang Art Treasures . China Reconstructs 36 (May 1987): 1–14. Goodrich, L. Carrington . A Short History of the Chinese People . 3d ed. London, 1969. Granet, Marcel . Festivals and Songs of Ancient China . London, 1932. Granet, Marcel . Chinese Civilisation . London, 1957. Gray, Basil . Buddhist Cave Paintings at Tun-huang . London, 1955. Grey, Beryl . Through the Bamboo Curtain . London, 1965. Gulik, Robert Hans van . Sexual Life in Ancient China: A Preliminary Survey of Chinese Sex and Society from c. 1500 B.C. till 1644...

Egypt

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...foreign tribute, at ceremonies when the monarch conferred honors upon subjects; at agrarian work-associated festivities, such as thanksgiving, at harvest time; at postcircumcision initiation rites; at war or combat dances and games; as entertainment for the king and others of quality or rank; at banquets; at funerary feasts and in processions; and during the transport of the statue(s) of the deceased to a temple to tomb. Even in this most conservative of ancient civilizations, with its strongly traditionalist views, an evolution in dance took place. Ancient...

Cuba

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...it remained a Spanish colony, and slavery was abolished only in 1886 . In 1895 a new war for independence culminated in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the establishment of the Cuban republic that year. On 1 January 1959 Fidel Castro 's Marxist government, based on agrarian reform, replaced a series of dictators. The population, some 12 million, are of Spanish (criollos) , African, and mixed Spanish-African descent. They are mainly Roman Catholic, which is tolerated by the government. Since the mid-nineteenth century urban Western culture has...

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