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The Mediterranean in the Ancient World

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This general reader's history of the ancient mediterranean combines a thorough grasp of the scholarship of the day with an great historian's gift for imaginative reconstruction and inspired analogy. Extensive notes allow the reader to appreciate thestate of scholarship at the time of writing, the scale and breadth of Braudel's learning and the points where orthodoxy has ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 25th 2002 by Penguin (first published 1972)
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Sep 09, 2012 Tiredstars rated it it was amazing
I was a bit apprehensive reading this book. Braudel is one of the most famous historians of the 20th century, but only among other historians and intellectuals. And he's French. Does this translate as: technical, advanced, hard to read?

Fortunately not; in fact, The Mediterranean in the Ancient World is clear and easy to read, and would probably be readable even if you didn't know anything about the subject. It also communicates its central approach very well.

This approach is to look for the long
Nov 10, 2015 Thorlakur rated it liked it
Mr. Braudel casts his net far and wide, stretching the Mediterranean far east to Persia and to Northern Europe. This text was intended as an introduction to a larger work, never published, and so does not give any concrete conclusions, or themes, one would expect of a work of this nature.
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why the hell nobody cares with "the megalith issue" which such a insightful historian insist on so seriously? try to think about it with "nomadology" of d&g.
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Yine guzel, yine buyuk resimi anlatabilme becerisi. Braudel olunca Akdeniz ve tarihi icin ilk kaynak olarak bakilmasi gerekiyor
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Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (1923–49, then 1949–66), Civilization and Capitalism (1955–79), and the unfinished Identity of France (1970–85). His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historica ...more
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