Explain the Eurocentric view of geography and history.. World History

Modern European and North American societies came to exercise a new role in world affairs during the “long nineteenth century.” Something approaching global dominance had these societies rewriting geography and history in the ways that centered the human story on Europe and imposed those views on other people. Thus, maps placed Europe at the center of the world, while dividing Asia in half. Europe was granted continental status, even though it was more accurately only the western peninsula of Asia, much as India was its southern peninsula. The entire world came to measure longitude from a line, known as the prime meridian, which passes through the Royal Astronomical Observatory in Greenwich, England.

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