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 Africa chapter was extremely short. Every politician should have to read this book so they know what they’re talking about Mr Trump. Dec 27, Daniel rated it oof liked it.

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The continuity of civilizations II. The industrialization of Europe Africa and Latin American got less pages than they deserve, but there was little of the dismissiveness and civilizatilns that I expected from a man who was writing half a century ago.

Civilizations as geographical areas; civilizations as societies; civilizations as economies; civilizations as ways of thought. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Today and tomorrow Part III: The awakening of Africa; economic and braydel issues at stake; art and literature. India Yesterday and Today: My main problem with the book was that he had I would like to say I do admire Braudel’s intellectual acumen, I really did enjoy the broad scope of the book and all of the civilizations that it covered.


As an American, I found it interesting to see how things looked from a French perspective. From inside the book.

This book represents his view of historical events over the past several centuries. 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.

I was surprised by its depth and even handedness. This marvelous survey of world history, the last of his books to be translated into English, was originally intended for French “sixth-formers.

Religion; politics; social and economic affairs. There was no mention of fernanf of the seminal African empires in history: On the plus side, it was an amusing read, with many facts that stand up as anecdotes or impressive trivia. This book, though, is really for scholars or life-long hobbyists – it would be a bit heavy going for someone with a casual interest in the subject.

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Books by Fernand Braudel. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Great opening brausel, but then descends into a slightly suspect, rather dated history of the world. Civilization and Capitalism 15Thth Century, Vol. I was staggered by the beauty of Braudel o The conqured always submit to the stronger; but their submission is merely provisional when civilisations clash.


These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. All in all, I recommend this book if you’re interested in history.

It is also a great book to read on a business trip. Full of sweeping generalisations and inaccuracies, I’d like to think this is of use only as a record of how far the study of history has come.

Still, over a week period, I managed to finish the silly thing, Read full review. While, of course, I can’t expect him to cover everything.

This had important consequences limiting Islamic power and culture while removing constraints from those of the West.

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