Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century: The structure of everyday life
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keylawk - LibraryThing
The work is a wonderful example of the Annales School of historiography. A student of Lucien Febvre (1878-1956), Fernand Braudel (1902-1985) stresses long-term social, geographic and environmental ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ex_ottoyuhr - LibraryThing
A fascinating work. Assuming one already knows the history of this era (which one probably doesn't, but which one can generally bluff through as one goes along), discusses the mechanics of day-to-day ... Read full review