Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, Vol. III: The Perspective of the World

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University of California Press, Dec 23, 1992 - Business & Economics - 704 pages
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By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. Originally published in the early 1980s, Civilization traces the social and economic history of the world from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, although his primary focus is Europe. Braudel skims over politics, wars, etc., in favor of examining life at the grass roots: food, drink, clothing, housing, town markets, money, credit, technology, the growth of towns and cities, and more. Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns.
 

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Contents

THE CITYCENTRED ECONOMIES OF
20
DIVISIONS OF SPACE AND TIME IN EUROPE
21
an order among other orders
45
Empire and worldeconomy 54
65
The worldeconomy and divisions of time
71
The rhythms of the conjuncture 71 Fluctuations
78
THE CITYCENTRED ECONOMIES OF
89
The worldeconomy and bipolarity 96 The north
115
a contribution
382
hostile but promising
388
When the colonies worked for Europe
399
The conflict over industry 403 The English colon
413
nor capitalism?
425
iso
438
A strong state 444 The yoke of serfdom
452
The invention of Siberia 455 Inferiori
462

Genoa versus Venice 118 Venice reigns supreme
124
in Venice 132 Had industry become Venices major
136
The traditional explanation 138 New interpreta
143
Antwerps second boom and slump
150
the age of the Genoese
157
A screen of barren mountains 157 Operating
169
the economy begins at home
177
A strip of land lacking in natural wealth 177 Agri
195
Taxing the poor 200 The United Provinces
205
The Dutch versus the Portuguese or the art of
211
Success in Asia lack of success in America
220
Struggle and success 221 The rise and fall of
232
Commodities and credit 239
243
On the decline of Amsterdam
266
The crises of 1763 17723 17803 267 The Bata
273
NATIONAL MARKETS
277
Weights and measures
298
Three variables three sets of dimensions 299 Three
307
Visible continuities
314
Diversity and unity 315 Natural and artificial links
320
simply too big? 324 Paris plus Lyon Lyon plus
344
The French interior 347 The interior colonized
351
How England became an island 353 The pound
365
and is created by it 365 How England became Great
375
Port of St Petersburg 1778
466
The foundations of a worldeconomy 467 The scale
471
Top Hane in Istanbul
481
a well
482
The fourth worldeconomy 488 Indias selfinflicted
491
Native pirates off the Malabar coast
494
with a difference 491 Trading posts factories
497
Artisans and industry 503 A national market
509
Travelling in India sixteenth century
510
Macao early seventeenth century
531
Is any conclusion possible?
533
A thirteenthcentury grindstone
545
The industrial revolution in Britain sector by sector
556
Brickworks in England
561
British agriculture a crucial factor 558 The demo
571
Robert Owens cotton mill at New Lanark
574
Victory in longdistance trade 575 The spread
587
the end of the road
593
British economy and society by sector 598
599
The Coal Exchange in London
606
Finance and capitalism 601 How important
617
Notes
633
Index
679
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Fernan Braudel was the author of several acclaimed histories, including "A History of Civilizations", "On History", "The Structures of Everyday Life", & "The Wheels of Commerce". He died in 1985.

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