Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century: Perspective of the World v. 3

Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century: Perspective of the World v. 3

Paperback Civilization & Capitalism, 15th-18th Century

By (author) Fernand Braudel, Translated by Sian Reynolds

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 3 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 229mm x 38mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 23 December 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520081161
  • ISBN 13: 9780520081161
  • Sales rank: 571,319

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Volume III investigates what Braudel terms "world-economies" - the economic dominance of a particular city at different periods of history, from Venice to Amsterdam, London, New York.

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"This book is alive, not only with the author's lightly worn learning and urbane style but with his human sympathies . . . and his acute awareness of contemporary analogies."--"Economist

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The reader will find in it plenty of descriptions, narratives, images, developments, regular patterns and breaks in those patterns-but from start to finish I have tried to refrain from the urge to describe everything, for the mere pleasure of drawing a picture, underlining a point or directing attention to a telling detail.