Structures of Everyday Life: Structures of Everyday Life v. 1 (Civilisation and capitalism)

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In the three fascinating volumes which make up 'Civilization and Capitalism', Fernand Braudel, indisputably the greatest of living historians, offers nothing less than an economic and social history of the world from the Middle Ages to the industrial Revolution. And what he offers is, like everything he writes, entirely new.

This first volume is, in the author's words, 'a sort of weighing up of the world, an evaluation of what was possible in the pre-industrial world of which the most important is the condition imposed by material life.'

"On neither side of the Atlantic does there live a man or woman with so much knowledge of the past as Braudel, or with a greater sense of its aptness to the occasion, to the intellectual occasion at hand"
PETER LASLETT, 'Guardian'

"Braudel wrote a masterpiece in 1949 and he has now written another in three volumes… a brilliant survey of demography, urbanisation, transport, technology, food, clothing, housing, money and business, social classes, state power and international trade in the 15th to the 18th centuries. It is so enjoyable and interesting, you may assume that a profession capable of producing such work has no need to worry about its future"
THEODORE ZELDIN, 'Listener'

"I know of no better account of the ordinary processes of living"
JOHN VINCENT, 'Sunday Times'

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