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. Free Read Kindle ePUB The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I author Fernand Braudel – bluevapours.co.uk

Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School His scholarship focused on three main projects The Mediterranean 1923 49, then 1949 66 , Civilization and Capitalism 1955 79 , and the unfinished Identity of France 1970 85His reputation stems in part from his writings, but evenfrom his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historical research in France and much of the world after 1950 As the dominant leader of the Annales School of historiography in the 1950s and 1960s, he exerted enormous influence on historical writing in France and other countries.Braudel has been considered one of the greatest of the modern historians who have emphasized the role of large scale socioeconomic factors in the making and writing of history He can also be considered as one of the precursors of world systems theory.

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  • Paperback
  • 642 pages
  • The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I
  • Fernand Braudel
  • English
  • 12 October 2018
  • 0520203089

10 thoughts on “ The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, Volume I

  1. AC says:

    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 brilliant young teacher I had in college and one who, like me, was not much for lumpers used to say there are really two types of people in the world Those who divide things into twos and those who divide things into threes Fernand Braudel was certainly one of the latter He divides things into threes 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 brilliant young teacher I had in college and one who, like me, was not much for lumpers used to say there are really two types of people in the world Those who divide things into twos and those who divide things into threes Fernand Braudel was certainly one of the latter He divides things into threes This is true of his monumental Civilization and Capitalism, and it is true of ...

  2. John says:

    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 thru line I think the best way to approach this book is to keep it around, and read it in chunks in between other works of history Then you ll need to refer back to it in the future The thing is, you re going to need to take this total history piece by piece and decide if it works for you.What 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 thru line I think the best way to approach this book is to keep it around, and read it in chunks in between other works of history Then you ll need to refer back to it in the future The thing is, you re going to need to take this total history piece by piece and decide if it works for you.What Braudel does here, ostensibly, is tell the story of the Mediterranean world during the second half of the sixteenth century, during the reign of Philip II of Spain A lot of things happened, politically, during that time, most of which had to do with Phil and the Spaniards in the western part of the sea versus the Ottomans in the eastern part According to Braudel, however, these military and political events which are only covered in detail in final third o...

  3. Michael Hitchcock says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 like axial or transhumance before realizing you should look them up 2 The book was written for an audience that already would have some familiarity with time and place Fernand Braudel expected you to have some background knowledge about the Holy Roman Empire, European royalty in general, and the 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 like axial or transhumance before realizing you should look them up 2 The book was written for an audience that already would have some familiarity with time and place Fernand Braudel expected you to have some background knowledge about the Holy Roman Empire, European royalty in general, and the geography of the Mediterranean the greatest flaw of this book is the absence of a comprehensive map For instance, the fact that Cha...

  4. Feliks says:

    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 books I ve ever encountered Reminiscent of the great Gibbon with that much sensitivity but withheart and urgency,sweep and scopeinquiry All the flavor and spice that you ever wish d Gibbon would ve recounted about Rome, is here even sprinkled in as asides and After just a first few pages, I am immediately placing this on...

  5. Ned says:

    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 of high prices, high wages, and many customers for their shops, while satellite towns surrounded them, looked towards them, used them and were used by them, These planetary systems, so typical of Europe and the Mediterranean, were to continue to function virtually unimpeded Nevertheless, 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 of high prices, high wages, and many customers for their shops, while satellite towns surrounded them, looked towards them, used them and were used by them, These planetary systems, so typical of Europe and the Mediterranean, were to continue to function virtually unimpeded Nevertheless, conspicuous changes, which could not be ignored, did take place they too followed a fairly logical pattern In the first place, an increase in population always works both ways it may be a source of strength or of weakness, stability or insecurity Many ancient evils persisted and were sometimes aggravated the sixteenth century had neither the courage nor the strength to eradicate them Secondly, the cities were no longer undisputed rulers in the world Their reign, which had lasted throughout the early rise of Europe and the Medit...

  6. Ted says:

    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 is probabl...

  7. David says:

    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 frontiers, from the flooded plains to the mountain peaks The importance of the shore was such that the coastal route was scarcely different from a river Only the big specialized salt and grain ships had any resemblance to the destination conscious shipping of today The others werelike 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 frontiers, from the flooded plains to the mountain peaks The importance of the shore was such that the coastal rout...

  8. Rindis says:

    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 work on the period was on it A little while later, I spotted them in my local used book store, and I picked them up.They re an interesting set Really, the book is a series of two to four page essays These are grouped into larger subjects subchapters , and those into chapters, and those into three 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 work on the period was on it A little while later, I spotted them in my local used book store, and I picked them up.They re an interesting set Really, the book is a series of two to four page essays These are grouped into larger subjects subchapters , and those into chapters, and those into three parts split across two volumes It is big, weighty, history and it is not something to read to get interested in the subject, it is for when you already are interested, and want as much information as you can get on the Mediterranean and surrounds in the period 1550 1600 It w...

  9. Peter says:

    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 doctoral thesis to the Sorbonne in 1947, it established Braudel as a leader of the Annales school The scale of his topic is breathtaking Arguing that the Mediterranean is a sea sourrounded by mountains, he then goes on to explain how civilizations in the Mediterranean are shaped by their 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 doctoral thesis to the Sorbonne in 1947, it established Braudel as a leader...

  10. Kelly says:

    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 His statement of purpose at the beginning makes me want to hug ...

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