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

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Harper & Row, 1972 - History - 1375 pages
Geographical, environmental, and economic study of the Mediterranean lands with emphasis on period 1550-1600 A. D. For vols. in library, see Author Catalog.

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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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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

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
181
150
THE GREATER MEDITERRANEAN
168
COMMUNICATIONS AND CITIES 276 V THE MEDITERRANEAN AS A HUMAN UNIT COMMUNICATIONS AND CITIES
276
Urban Functions
312
Towns Witnesses to the Century
325
Part
353
PRECIOUS METALS MONEY AND PRICES
462
Mediterranean
469
American Silver 476 2 American Silver
476
The Rise in Prices
517

CLIMATE AND HISTORY
231
The Atlantic Ocean
232
The Seasons
246
Has the Climate Changed Since the Sixteenth Century?
267
214
271
TRADE AND TRANSPORT
543
The Sailing Ships of the Atlantic
606
the Mediterranean left to Mediterranean ships
615
Abbreviations
642
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About the author (1972)

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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