Arno Peters (1916-2002), a german historian, developed in 1952, the "synchronoptic" model of world history, whose main goal is to produce the "visualization of the concurrent" in history.
His model included 3000 facts related to all main human activities: science, culture, religion and politics.
This allowed probably for the first time a general synthetic and integrated view of mankind general evolution. It is an important tool to construct a systemic understanding of the whole subject.
Moreover, the model is useful to eliminate the biases that result from culturo-centrism.
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