Grammaire des civilisations by Fernand Braudel; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Civilization, History, Protected. The manual, however, survived, and Braudel’s page contribution, Grammaire des civilisations, has now been slightly updated and skilfully. By Fernand Braudel (New York: Penguin Books, ), xl + pp. II. Ecrits sur with a new name Grammaire de civilisations, by Editions Arthaud in Paris.

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Sep 04, Lamar Visarraga rated it it was ok.

Also, for anyone looking to grammzire all those names-and-dates, this is a terrible volume: So I was intrigued when I saw A history of Civilizations at a used book store.

Civilisaions parts are hilarious in retrospective, although if you get some context, you can see why the author predicted what he predicted. Starting with Islam and ending with Russia, Braudel uses the long view to explore the definitions of civilization and the migrations, faiths and systems which have cultivated such. There are weaknesses, though. So, although amusing, this is certainly not a comprehensive or complete speciment of what the title claims it to be.

The two main opinions that I got from this chapter were that 1 Africa was not fit to govern itself 2 European was the light that brought ”dark Africa” to civilization 3 Africa is poor because of an innate quality civilisatioms Africa itself.

America is spoken about as an braude of reason and hope that emerged out of a savage jungle. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


The obvious fact that grammire book, being first published inis extremely outdated. He defends this, but his performance is unconvincing, particularly in light of events since he wrote Written from a consciously anti-enthnocentric approach, this fascinating work is a survey of the civilizations of the modern world in terms of the broad sweep and continuities of history, rather than the “event-based” technique of most other texts.

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I also loved the way that it tells all sorts of stories. Paperbackpages.

Also, because of the dearth of the natural rivers in the area, the profits from the new World funneled out through Spain into the rest of Europe. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His take on the United States is fairly sane, with useful analyses of the evolution of American capitalism and of the centralization of power and growth of bureaucracy in the Executive branch of the Federal government.

And away from the humanities. Preview 2 out of 6 pages. Social and politic thinking 1st year.

This should not be missed for those interested in history. Jun 28, Anastazija rated it it was amazing. The juxtaposition of the Latin America chapter and the Grakmaire. The book is amazing bot only for its brilliant fact showing bu talso for method used, for example it gives clear and deep explanation of “civilization” as a notion in use I have read it in Russian translation.

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This civlisations my first Braudel book– and it will not be my last. And colonialism, typically, is the submergence of one civilisation by another. The book is what it says, a history of all the world civilizations that a mid-century academic thought worthy of inclusion. Have you written lots of study guides or notes? The Cold War is also peaking at about this time, and so a large section of the book is dedicated to the Soviet Bloc, despite its chronological brevity when compared with societies within Islam and China.


An introduction to the Far East Nov 11, Dan rated it it was ok. Unity in Europe Part II: I would like to say I do admire Braudel’s intellectual acumen, Grammairre really did enjoy the broad scope of the book and all of the civilizations that it covered.

But it is the best history book for the upper classses. What would he say about it?

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Latin America, the other New World The chapters about Africa and Latin America were markedly different. The Africa chapter was extremely short. Like the fact that the Mediterranean was a “Muslim pond” through the medieval times.

The author left behind all the parts of the hum Interesting to see particular peoples perception of history in the recent past. European Bachelor in Management and Development. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.