From Publishers Weekly
This book concludes French historian Braudel's groundbreaking trilogy, in which he concentrates on the ordinary human activities that underlie modern politics, commerce and culture. Here he tells the story of Western Europe's gradual domination of international trade in the modern era. "A magisterial work," PW observed.
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From Library Journal
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. Braudel skims over politics, wars, etc., in favor of examining life at the grass roots: food, drink, clothing, housing, town markets, money, credit, technology, the growth of towns and cities, and more. The history is fascinating and made even more interesting by period prints and drawings.
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