Grammaire des civilisations by Fernand Braudel; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Civilization, History, Protected. The manual, however, survived, and Braudel’s page contribution, Grammaire des civilisations, has now been slightly updated and skilfully. By Fernand Braudel (New York: Penguin Books, ), xl + pp. II. Ecrits sur with a new name Grammaire de civilisations, by Editions Arthaud in Paris.
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icvilisations I was surprised by its depth and even handedness. He also does not mention how Africa is kept in poverty by cause of global financial banking entities.
When I first stumbled across Braudel, it was through his complex multi-volume Civilization and Capitalism, 15th—18th Centuries which I attacked as side-reading during my Western Civ class at Ohio State. One reason that it did suite me was the broad perspective that it was written from: A shame, as I’ve liked much of his other stuff. So I was intrigued when I saw A history of Civilizations at a used book store. If you’re looking for detail you won’t find it here.
Who knows, you might enjoy it. Not an easy read, but not terribly difficult, either. I think even mainstream authors today would have to be much more cautious and less optimistic. But I guess history will often be a little dull compared to a good thriller. Today and tomorrow Part III: Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School.
But the process always has its limits. Some parts are hilarious in retrospective, although if you get some context, you can see why the author predicted what he predicted.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. As the dominant leader of the Annales School of historiography in the brauvel and s, he exerted enormous influence on historical writing in France and other countries.
Mar 03, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: The best study guides. I was maybe a little disappointed to see that Braudel treats “China” and “India” as extremely ancient civilizations but begins “Europe” with feudalism, leaving ancient Greece out entirely. It was honestly just extremely boring – and I very rarely say that about academic books such as this.
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. The Cold War is also peaking at about this time, and so a large section of ggammaire book is dedicated to the Soviet Bloc, despite its chronological brevity when compared with societies within Islam and China.
There are weaknesses, cviilisations. Africa and Latin American got less pages than they deserve, but there was little of the dismissiveness and racism that I expected from a man who was writing half a century ago. Until I found out that it was initially written to be a middle school text. Quite dated now, of course, but an enjoyable overview nonetheless. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
More importantly, he has a great weakness for making overarching generalizations, usually devoid of rational arguments stocked with facts which might lead us to share his conclusions. What students say about Stuvia. The book is what it says, a history of all the world civilizations that a mid-century academic thought worthy of inclusion. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
But worth it for any real student of history. To the extent that I now regard Braudel as one of my favorite writers and surely one of the best historians ever. India yesterday and today The continuity of civilizations II. I was staggered by the beauty braudell Braudel on India: Although he does not come outright and grammairre it, and while I do doubt that he overtly thinkss these negative things about these countries, the bias stemming from his western upbringing and gramkaire blatantly bleeds through the text.
The study is fascinating and the writing is clear and poised. Jan 09, Robert Morris rated it really liked it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. And colonialism, typically, is the submergence of one civilisation by another. Published May 25th by Penguin first published No trivia or quizzes yet.
Needless to say, I was really disappointed. I could follow it fine, but there were a lot of references I missed. Feb 05, Leo Walsh rated it really liked it.
On the plus side, it was an amusing read, with many facts that stand up as anecdotes or impressive trivia. Greece, grammairf civilization of the Aegean, from Thrace to Crete—and not a Balkan peninsula.
I was referred to Braudel through a number of history books and was drawn to him because he changed the way cviilisations is viewed and taught – changing the focus on epochs and drawing in influences of geography, sociology and diplomacy. Product details Paperback Publisher: Certainly, Braudel’s bizarre and unjustifiable but completely “normal” for the time notion that colonialism was not all that bad is less frequently voiced today.