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Chapter 15
Definition
Demographics:The study of human population in quantitative terms, usually considered a sub-field of sociology. It consider such data as birth rate and death rate, fertility and morbidity, and immigration and emigration, among may others New Europe:The lands explored, conquered, and settled by Europeans, who brought with them European institutions and way of life, such as North / South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa Price Revolution:The massive inflation in Europe from the late 1400s to 1600s, caused in large part by the influx of silver and gold from the New world, but also by increased mining of precious metals in Europe, general population increase, and in particular, increase in urban population Indentured Labor:Labor performed under signed indenture, or contract, which binds the laborer to work for a specific employer for a specified time, usually years, often in a distant place, in exchange for transportation and maintenance Sufi:In Islam, a member of one of the orders practicing mystical forms of worship that first arose in the eighth and ninth century Syncretism:Refers to the mixture of different cultural traditions. The term is also used to refer to hybridity in other areas, such as art, music, philosophy, and religion Sikh:Member of a religious community founded in the Punjab region of north India by Guru Nanak in the sixteenth century. It combines Bhakti, devotional Hinduism with Islamic Sufism. In the face of militant opposition of its neighbors, Sikhs also became a militant armed people Conurbation:An enormous complex city, made up of many parts, each of which may be a small town or city by itself - - a megalopolis

Short Answer
1.New Europe is the land explored, conquered, and settled by Europeans. Such as South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Some characteristics are the increasing powers of traders in the diaspora cities of trade around the globe,...
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