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On History

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The first English translation of Ecrits sur l'histoire—a collection of essays written over a twenty-year period following publication of Braudel's masterwork, La, Méditerranée—On History sets forth Braudel's reflections on the intellectual framework of his historical studies. Braudel calls on the historian to penetrate beneath the surface of political events to uncover and measure the forces shaping collective existence. Cycles of production, wages and prices, grids of communication and trade, fluctuations and climate, demographic trends, popular beliefs—all of these phenomena are proper subjects of the historian's investigations. It is only through study of the longue durée, Braudel argues, that one can discern structure, the supports and obstacles, the limits and his experience cannot escape.

"The great French historian Fernand Braudel has done what only giants can: he has made Western man confront the problem of time—individual time, historical time, relative time, real time. . . . Braudel, more than any other historian, has wrestled with man's conception of time over time. . . What a magnificent fight he has fought."—Virginia Quarterly Review

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"The great French historian Fernand Braudel has done what only giants can: he has made Western man confront the problem of time--individual time, historical time, relative time, real time. . . . Braudel, more than any other historian, has wrestled with man's conception of time over time. . . What a magnificent fight he has fought."--Virginia Quarterly Review

Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1 - Time in History

The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II: Extract from the Preface

The Situation of History in 1950

Part 2 - History and the Other Human Sciences

History and the Social Sciences: The Longue Durée

Unity and Diversity in the Human Sciences

History and Sociology

Toward a Historical Economics

Toward a Serial History: Seville and the Atlantic, 1504-1650

Is There a Geography of Biological Man?

On a Concept of Social History

Demography and the Scope of the Human Sciences

Part 3 - History and the Present Age

In Bahia, Brazil: The Present Explains the Past

The History of Civilizations: The Past Explains the Present

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226071510
Translator:
Matthews, Sarah
Author:
Matthews, Sarah
Author:
Braudel, Fernand
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
159
Publication Date:
19820231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
8.98x6.06x.56 in. .72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "The great French historian Fernand Braudel has done what only giants can: he has made Western man confront the problem of time--individual time, historical time, relative time, real time. . . . Braudel, more than any other historian, has wrestled with man's conception of time over time. . . What a magnificent fight he has fought."--Virginia Quarterly Review
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