16th-18th Century World Cultures
Week Nine (Chapter 23)

Social Hierarchy
India
   caste
   jati

East Asia
   Great Harmony

Europe

   estates
   Nobility of the Robe

 

Family/Marriage
Asia

   purdah
   patrilocal

Europe

   primogeniture

Africa
   bridewealth

divorce
   annulment

Women
Asia

   sati
   matrilocal

Middle East/Africa
   omu

Europe

spinster

Sexual Customs
Asia
   geisha

India/Southeast Asia

Africa

Europe

   birth control
   abortion
   infanticide
   orphans
   prostitution

Education
Asia
   Lady Murasaki - The Tale of the Genji

Europe

Muslim World
   medreses

Poverty
Europe
   crime

   poverty

Africa/Asia

 

Crime/Punishment
   fur-collar crime
   picaro
   procureur