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

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

By (author) Fernand Braudel , Translated by Sian Reynolds

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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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  • Paperback | 3 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 997.9g
  • 23 Dec 1992
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley
  • English
  • 0520081161
  • 9780520081161
  • 591,784

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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.

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