The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume 1
The focus of Fernand Braudel's great work is the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth century, but Braudel ranges back in history to the world of Odysseus and forward to our time, moving out from the Mediterranean area to the New World and other destinations of Mediterranean traders. Braudel's scope embraces the natural world and material life, economics, demography, politics, and diplomacy.
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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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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
Preface to the English Edition page
Plateaux Hills and Foothills
Transhumance and Nomadism
SEAS AND COASTS
Towns Witnesses to the Century
How Many People?
Is It Possible to Construct a Model of the Mediterranean Economy?
precious metals money and prices
The Rise in Prices
the greater mediterranean
Europe and the Mediterranean
The Atlantic Ocean
CLIMATE AND HISTORY
Has the Climate Changed Since the Sixteenth Century?
COMMUNICATIONS AND CITIES
trade and transport
Equilibrium and Crisis in the Mediterranean Grain Trade
The Sailing Ships of the Atlantic
the Mediterranean left to Mediterranean ships