|Fernand Braudel studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, where he received a degree in history in 1923. His first teaching post brought him to Algeria, where he taught high school history from 1924 to 1932. He then returned to Paris, where he continued teaching until 1935, when he accepted a position at the Universidade de S?o Paulo, Brazil. It was here that he began researching his thesis on the 16th-century conflict for power in and around the Mediterranean Sea basin. In 1930, Braudel again returned to Paris, and continued his research. Following the outbreak of World War II and the fall of France, Braudel was captured by the Nazis as a soldier, and spent five years as a German prisoner of war. He wrote most of his doctoral thesis during this time, which was published in 1949 as "The Mediterranean & the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II". Braudel was a member of the Annales school of historical scholarship, along with scholars Marc Bloch and Braudel's mentor, Lucien Febvre. This so-called "new history" sought a more humanistic, broad-based historiography, approaching history from various disciplines and rethinking the historian's concentration on only political events and great rulers. Braudel's work shaped French methods of historical inquiry, and influenced scholars in Britain and the U.S. He wrote and published into his 80s, and received honorary degrees from universities all over the world.