Insular period

The Insular Period may refer to:

*the period in which Insular art, Insular script and Early Insular Christianity occurred in the early medieval British Isles.
* [http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/volume/rsnz_05/rsnz_05_00_001950.html Certain periods] during the Miocene period when New Zealand was a single island.

More generally, the term is often used of periods of relative political or cultural isolation or insularity in the histories of:

*Japan, during most of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1868), when the Seclusion laws were in place.
*China, after 1422 until the 19th century.
*the Philippines, under United States colonial government, from 1901 to 1935,
* Berlin, when isolated by the Berlin Wall, from 1961 to 1989.
* South Africa, under the international sanctions caused by Apartheid, from about 1962 to 1994.


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