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Initial post: Feb 6, 2011 2:21:46 PM PST
Fernand Braudel on Civilization and Capitalism between the 15th and 18th centuries. It is very detailed and scholarly, but slow reading. I just came across "The Measure of Reality," by Alfred Crosby which received positive reviews. This one is the third in a trilogy. Has anyone read either, and what are your thoughts.

Posted on Feb 7, 2011 6:20:24 AM PST
R. Terrell says:
I read volume two. Good stuff on consumption and everyday life and why those types of things matter.

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L. King says:
Braudel is definitely on my "to read" list, having been recommended to me by others here on Amazon. I hadn't heard of Crosby before, but The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600 seems like the kind of history I've been interested in and I've added it to my wish list. Thanks.
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