The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II: Volume II
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KirkLowery - LibraryThing
I've given this one star rating not because of content, but because of the writing style. I simply got tired of wading through the verbiage. Now, I have taken into account the fact that the book is a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mattresslessness - LibraryThing
The period the title'd suggest covers more or less half, maybe three quarters, of a century, but Braudel is known for what was dubbed the 'longue durée' philosophy of history. What that means in ... Read full review