The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume 1

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University of California Press, 1995 - Education - 1375 pages
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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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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 dure' philosophy of history. What that means in ... Read full review

Contents

Preface to the English Edition page
13
Part
23
Plateaux Hills and Foothills
53
The Plains
60
Transhumance and Nomadism
85
SEAS AND COASTS
103
Mainland Coastlines
138
The Islands
149
Urban Functions
312
Towns Witnesses to the Century
325
Part
353
How Many People?
394
Is It Possible to Construct a Model of the Mediterranean Economy?
418
precious metals money and prices
462
American Silver
476
The Rise in Prices
517

the greater mediterranean
168
Europe and the Mediterranean
188
The Atlantic Ocean
224
CLIMATE AND HISTORY
231
The Seasons
246
Has the Climate Changed Since the Sixteenth Century?
267
COMMUNICATIONS AND CITIES
276
trade and transport
543
Equilibrium and Crisis in the Mediterranean Grain Trade
570
The Sailing Ships of the Atlantic
606
the Mediterranean left to Mediterranean ships
615
Abbreviations
643
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Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) was a member of the editorial board of Annales and of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, and chief adminsitrator of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme. His three-volume work, Civilization and Capitalism, is available from California.

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