The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II

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HarperCollins, 1992 - History - 690 pages
When first published in two 600-page volumes, The Mediterranean received ecstatic reviews, but its original length was daunting for the general readers. Now this highly readable and pathbreaking work has been skillfully abridged for everyone to enjoy. Probably the most significant historical work to appear since World War II.--New York Times Book Review.

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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

I've given this one star rating not because of content, but because of the writing style. I simply got tired of wading through the verbiage. Now, I have taken into account the fact that the book is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - mattresslessness - LibraryThing

The period the title'd suggest covers more or less half, maybe three quarters, of a century, but Braudel is known for what was dubbed the 'longue durée' philosophy of history. What that means in ... Read full review


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Fernan Braudel was the author of several acclaimed histories, including "A History of Civilizations", "On History", "The Structures of Everyday Life", & "The Wheels of Commerce". He died in 1985.

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