Civilization and capitalism, 15th-18th century

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Fontana, 1979 - History - 623 pages
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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

The work is a wonderful example of the Annales School of historiography. A student of Lucien Febvre (1878-1956), Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) stresses long-term social, geographic and environmental ... Read full review

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User Review  - ex_ottoyuhr - LibraryThing

A fascinating work. Assuming one already knows the history of this era (which one probably doesn't, but which one can generally bluff through as one goes along), discusses the mechanics of day-to-day ... Read full review


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Ebb and flow 32 The lack of statistics 34 How
Towns armies and navies 51 A France prematurely

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About the author (1979)

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.