The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I

The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I

The focus of Fernand Braudel's great work is the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth century, but Braudel ranges back in history to the world of Odysseus and forward to our time, moving out from the Mediterranean area to the New World and other destinations of Mediterranean traders. Braudel's scope embraces the natural world and material life, economics, demography, politics, and diplomacy.

Title:The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780520203082
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  • AC

    We’re all familiar with Isaiah Berlin’s ‘the Fox and the Hedgehog’, and with ‘lumpers and splitters’ – a phrase, as Wiki tell us, that was first used by Charles Darwin. Yet a very brilli...

  • John

    This is not like a normal history book. One does not simply sit down and read Braudel's Mediterranean. It is a two part thing and each part is seven hundred pages, and there really is no narrative thr...

  • Feliks

    After just a first few pages, I am immediately placing this on my highest-ranking tier for the all-time greatest reference feats I've ever read. It's colossal. It's staggering. One of the best history...

  • Michael Hitchcock

    I will admit a few things before I even begin really talking about this book. 1. It is almost impossible to read this book if you are unwilling to look things up. How many times will you see words lik...

  • Ned

    It's great. Just what I was looking for. So lucky we have it in English. Part of the overarching theme of course. Here: "...The great cities remained in their dominating positions, with the advantages...

  • David

    "If Italy took no part in the great movement of colonization of distant territories the reason is perhaps partly to be sought in her preoccupation with reclaiming all available land within her own fro...

  • Ted

    Started reading this a few years ago, but never got very far into it. I would like to return to it. Braudel is of course a monumental historian of the last century, and his Civilization and Capitalism...

  • Rindis

    Quite some time ago, there was a photo on BGG of a bookshelf with the poster's references for a game on the Battle of Lepanto (I have no idea how the game is coming along), and Braudel's two volume wo...

  • Peter

    This is a seminal work by a great historian. Two volumes written after 1940 when Braudel was a prisoner of war in Germany, working from memory. The breadth of this is astonishing.First submitted as a ...

  • Kelly

    I didn't even really need to read 200 pages to get this guy's deal- particularly when about 100 of it (or maybe that's just how long it felt) was about sixteenth century grain prices.Love the idea. Hi...