Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, Vol. I: The Structure of Everyday Life

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University of California Press, 1992 - History - 3 pages
By examining in detail the material life of pre-industrial peoples around the world, Fernand Braudel significantly changed the way historians view their subject. 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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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 ... Read full review

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Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) taught at the Collčge de France and was a member of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. He is the author of The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, among other titles.

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