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A History of Civilizations
     

A History of Civilizations

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by Fernand Braudel, Richard Mayne (Translator)
 

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Written from a consciously anti-enthnocentric approach, this fascinating work is a survey of the civilizations of the modern world in terms of the broad sweep and continuities of history, rather than the "event-based" technique of most other texts.

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Written from a consciously anti-enthnocentric approach, this fascinating work is a survey of the civilizations of the modern world in terms of the broad sweep and continuities of history, rather than the "event-based" technique of most other texts.

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Library Journal
Braudel was the most prominent member of the Annales school of history in post-World War II France. This history, originally published in 1963 as part of curriculum reform for French secondary students, was eventually judged by French school teachers as too hard for their students and was withdrawn. More than half the book is devoted to the development of Western civilization, and despite the judgment of French school teachers, it is suitable for serious high school students along with undergraduate and public libraries. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Jan Morris
Braudel's portrait of the planet is immensely varied and vivacious. A panaroma full of emotion, excitement, humanity and even hope.
The Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140124897
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
866,341
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Fernand Braudel was France's foremost post-war historian. He is best known for The Mediterranean in the Age of Philip II, Civilization and Capitalism and The Identity of France. Richard Mayne is a renowned translator of French. His other translations include Monet's Memoirs.

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