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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0520081145
ISBN-13: 9780520081147
Sku: 30090262
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Pages:  3
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'This is the most remarkable picture of human life in the centuries before the human condition was radically changed by the growth of industry that has yet been presented. A book of great originality, a masterpiece.' -J.H. Plumb, Washington Post Book World
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Braudel examines in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns.'This is the most remarkable picture of human life in the centuries before the human condition was radically changed by the growth of industry that has yet been presented. A book of great originality, a masterpiece.' -J.H. Plumb, Washington Post Book World00 By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns. By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns.
Author Bio
Fernand Braudel
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.

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Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
"For the general reader seeking the origins of today's market economy, these volumes provide the best possible introduction....Reading Braudel is like traveling in a helicopter with the ability to swoop down for a close look at some amazing piece of the historical landscape, and to soar up into the sky to see the complex patterns of ordinary life." - Napier Collyns

New York Times Book Review
"To read Braudel on material life is to experience the past anew."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0003
Product attributePublisher:   University of California Press
Product attributeSeries Part:   1
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