- Series: Mediterranean & the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip
- Paperback: 642 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (July 16, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520203089
- ISBN-13: 978-0520203082
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Because Braudel's Mediterranean can be read on several levels simultaneously, it has an importance and a range that extend far beyond any one historical category."--J. H. Elliott, "New York Review of Books
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This book was filled with information that I WANTED to learn due to his style. It is a bit like watching a documentary on Ancient Egypt, but not getting the same old info on Pharaohs, but instead, getting information on the regular man in the street.
This particular book of Mr Braudel focuses on the Med world of 400 years ago. It goes back to Homer and yet reaches the 20th century. Like the example I made above about Egypt, Mr Braudel doesn't focus on wars or treaties, nor does he mythologize about Gods and Goddesses, his attention focuses more on the everyday life. Such as how long it took for a cargo ship to work its way around the Med or how much it cost to send someone or something from place to place. What and how they lived, ate and worked.
I really enjoyed his history books.