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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The Industrialization of Europe: In his view political and military leaders are the products, rather than the creators, of the societies they are living in.

I have been saving Braudel for years, on the mistaken assumption that my French would improve enough to take him on in his original language. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Latin America, the Other New World: A History of Civilizations. Books by Fernand Braudel. He highlights key areas of development from all over the world and speaks of the importance of bases of civilization rather than focusing on specific civilizations themselves.

Such infelicities aside I can still recommend this book to those interested in the big-picture view of human history. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Periods within civilizations; underlying structures; history and civilization II.

But the historg on the US has its share of romanticisms and a couple chauvinisms that statement probably applies to all societies outside Europe, and perhaps to European ones as well.

There’s an extensive Introduction by the translator Richard Mayne about the author and his point of view regarding history.


A History of Civilizations

The obvious fact that this book, being first published inis extremely outdated. The Mediterranean —49, then —66Civilization and Capitalism —79and the unfinished Identity of France — The author left behind all the parts of the human adventure that fallen fernannd the gap between the borders of historical periods, spheres of influence or geographical areas. Egypt, a civilization that tamed the Nile. The origins of the first Industrial Revolution; the spread of industrialism in Europe and beyond ; socialism and industrialism.

The Perspective of the World: Given that there was a lot of ground to cover in a limited amount of space, many examples were mentioned in quick passing, so it could be hard to keep up so to speak. Quotes from A History of Civi The continuity of civilizations II. The awakening of Africa; economic and social issues at stake; art and literature.

That being said, it is a bit difficult to explain that difference. Made the history all the more interesting I think. Religion; politics; social and economic affairs. And away from the humanities.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It brought back a lot of memories of great teachers long past.

Islam as a successor civilization: I was maybe a little disappointed to see that Braudel treat It seems a pretty interesting and ambitious idea to write a history of “civilizations” that exist up to the present, viewing them from all different angles and even attempting to make some predictions.

For this excellent translation, Richard. I found the chapters on Islamic civilization quite interesting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Civilization and Capitalism 15Thth Century, Vol. See all 28 reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This book was translated from French by Richard Mayne, who is British. He also spends a fair amount of time contemplating then-contemporary problems and speculating about the future.


The author did not follow the usual “kings, dates and battles” approach.

A History of Civilizations by Fernand Braudel

Obviously a broad minded genius, but it is interesting to read this in view of the times, and the prophesies he makes, some fulfilled and some not. The only drawback is that so much has happened since the book was written that it is a bit dated. America is spoken about braudfl an oasis of reason and hope that emerged out of a savage jungle.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Still, over a civilizatjons period, I managed to finish the silly thing, Read full review. France and Britain; Southern Africa: This should not be missed for those interested in history. Jan 29, Brett Bydairk rated it liked oof Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But it helped track most civilizations of the modern world starting with the Islamic and African worlds, working This was quite a revolutionary book being written in This lovely book came out of it.