Buy A History of Civilizations New Ed by Fernand Braudel, Richard Mayne (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free. A History of Civilizations has ratings and 54 reviews. Jonfaith said: The conqured always submit to the stronger; but their submission is merely prov. Braudel, Fernand. [Grammaire des civilisations. English]. A history of civilizations / Femand Braudel ; translated by Richard Mayne. p. cm. p. Includes index.

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Ships from and sold by BestAndBetter. He defends this, but his performance is unconvincing, particularly in light of events since he wrote His take on the Hstory States is fairly sane, with useful analyses of the evolution of American capitalism and of the centralization of power and growth of bureaucracy in the Executive branch of the Federal government. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Hishory trivia or quizzes yet. Until I found out that it was initially written to be a middle school text. His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historical research in France and much of the world after Jun 28, Anastazija rated it it was amazing.

Dec 27, Daniel rated it really liked it. The author left behind all the parts of the hum Interesting civilizaitons see particular peoples perception of history in the recent past. Fernand Braudel examines history in terms of geography and in terms of economic, political, philosophical and spiritual trends.

May 15, Stavros Sachtouris rated it liked it. I thought that he would speak about the origin and implications of bradel modern day Hixtory speaking hegemony over the rest of the World, but he only brushed over the United States and Australia – but it had nothing to do with his chapter titles besides the fact that they are English speaking countries. It was somewhat different from what I usually read by American and British authors. This book was a nice overview of civilizations starting with Muhammed and Islam and going all the way through the forming of the United States.


Richard Mayne is a renowned translator of French. Geography; the dark past.

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From Yesterday to the Present: Also, there is a lot of ideology in this book. He then goes on to survey the broad historical developments in almost every corner of the globe: The book is what it says, a history of all the world civilizations Centralized curriculums are a generally bad idea, but when you’ve got one written by Fernand Braudel, it is hard not to be jealous of France.

Jul 06, Micah rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. A History of Civilizations: Overall, I was im This was my first Braudel book– and it will not be my last.

Braudel was more than a bit of a snob, too, and many cultural references in this book, originally written inare politically incorrect. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Long periods of enforced coexistence may include concessions or agreements and important, often fruitful, cultural exchange.

I did learn things from this book though, for instance, about the depreciation of the value ciilizations gold and silver because they flooded the market in Spain.

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Have to admit, it was a little dry and hard to read at say, lunchtime when I I decided that my history is really weak and I need to learn more about it. He looks at the macro patterns of these civilizations, and this is where the interesting insights come in that make the book worth a read.


Jan 29, Brett Bydairk rated it liked it Shelves: The book is about pages, and I think would take a while civliizations most people to get through. Want to Read saving…. Not sure at all how that was done, since Braudel died in Also, because of the dearth of the natural civilziations in the area, the profits from the new World funneled out through Spain into the rest of Europe.

Given that there was a lot of ground to cover in a limited amount of space, many civilization were mentioned in quick passing, so it could be hard to keep up so to speak.

Africa and Latin American got less pages than they deserve, fernan there was little od the dismissiveness and racism that I expected from a man who was writing half a century ago.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Quotes from A History of Civi The maritime Far East I also learned about the intentional self-modernization of China, who realized this was only way to combat the European colonizers. The continuity of civilizations II.

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Braudel is considered a leading practitioner of this kind of history, and he certainly does have a lot of very interesting insights. I guess Braudel never heard of Dreamtime. Great opening chapter, but then descends into a slightly suspect, rather dated history of the world.

I tend to agree that it might have been a bit much for people of high school age, but maybe his point was to raise standards to what they might possibly nraudel.