an act or instance of dividing a subject into historical eras for purposes of analysis and study.
Origin of periodization
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To some degree any periodization is a matter of convenience, and it should be accepted as such.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
the act or process of dividing history into periods
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