DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition Collins/Harper & Row Publishers, 1972 & 1973. Translated from French by Siān Reynolds. Set of TWO huge HARDBACK volumes: Vol. I: ISBN: 0-00-211536-0, 643 pages; Vol.II: ISBN: 06-010456-2, 732 pages. Size: 15.8 x 23.5 x 7.5 cm. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that, the set remains in excellent condition: Dusts cover intact albeit light tan to edge; cloth bound hard covers bright with gilt lettering on spine; text all clean, neat and tight. Immaculate throughout. Prompt dispatch from UK.
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This book focuses on the Mediterranean world of 400 years ago, but the perspective stretches back to the world of Homer, and the foreground reaches up to the 20th century. In considering the Mediterranean's history it is not treaties, wars and dynastic marriages that claim the author's attention, but such questions as how long it took for a cargo ship to work its way from Alicante to Alexandria, how much it cost to send a special courier from Madrid to Paris, how people lived and what they lived on and what happened in cities like Venice, Naples or Constantinople when plague, famine or war intensified an already furious struggle for existence.From the Back Cover:
No history book published in the last fifty years has won greater acclaim than Fernand Braudel's 'The Mediterranean.' The general reader and the professional scholar alike have found it absorbing, stimulating and enriching.
The focus of the book is the Mediterranean world of four hundred years ago. But the perspective of time stretches back from the age of Philip II to the world of Homer, and the foreground reaches up to our own time. And in considering the Mediterranean's history it is not treaties and wars and dynastic marriages that claim our attention, but how long it took for a cargo ship to work her way from Alicante to Alexandria; how much it cost to send a special courier from Madrid to Paris; how people lived and what they lived on; what happened in great cities like Venice, Naples or Constantinople when plague or famine or war intensified an already furious struggle for existence.
This new one-volume abridgment, undertaken at the author's request by his English editor, Richard Ollard, does not seek to replace the original work: rather, it takes the opportunity of bringing new readers to this wonderful book by emphasizing its visual qualities with a host of new illustrations Braudel himself would have delighted in.
"One of those books," wrote Hugh Trevor Roper, "which are recognized as classics from their first publication. We are amazed by Braudel's range of illustration, by his eye for detail, his power to select, animate, generalize. He seems to know every crease in these mountains, every island in that sea, every climatic freak, every human response to the problems they pose. His style is marvellously fresh, clear, and above all, alive." In common with almost every reviewer, he also had high praise for Sian Reynolds' translation, which later won the Scott Moncrieff Prize.
From the reviews of the first English edition:
"Will doubtless stand as one of the crowning achievements of twentieth-century historical craftsmanship."
"No historical work of our time has done so much to alter one's approach not just to Mediterranean history, but to the historian's task. This is a book beyond compare."
"A classic you can compare to the great classics of history writing from Thucydides to Gibbon and from Macaulay to Burckhardt."
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II: v. 1 This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780002115360
Book Description London: Collins, 1972. 1st UK edition, being the English translation of second revised French edition (1966). Hardback in dustwrapper. Translated from the French by Sian Reynolds. Illustrated. Contents: pages very good and clean. Boards in very good, bright shape. Dustwrapper: top of spine lightly rubbed and creased, otherwise very good and nicely presented in clean protective cover. A very good, tight copy. 642 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 27807
Book Description Collins, 1972. Book Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5052795
Book Description Collins, London Uk, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. no dw volume 1, translated from the French by Sian Reynolds,644 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 012180
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1972. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP13947905
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800021153603.0
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2753236299
Book Description Collins, UK, 1972. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Wonderful scholarship. Vol. One only. pp642. DW a bit worn; now in archival sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009243
Book Description Collins, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Good hardback copy complete with dust jacket (dust jacket slightly worn at the edges). Ships from our shop in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are open from 9 - 5, Monday to Saturday, all year round - come and visit! A personal and efficient service from a traditional bookshop located in Wigtown, South West Scotland. Thank you for your order!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000039260
Book Description Collins, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reprint. Two volumes. First English translation of Braudel's great work. Please note that the reference number quoted is for both books. The ISBN quoted is for volume I only. Volume I is a 1973 reprint of the 1972 first English edition. The ISBN for Volume 2: 000211549 (pub 1973). The laminated dustjackets are benign, comfortable, sure. They have light storage marks and wear. The boards are handsome. Volume I has some light corner wear. Within, the contents are near immaculate. They are tight, fresh, clean, clear, confident - as if barely used throughout. fk. Bookseller Inventory # bork