A History of Civilizations

A History of Civilizations


By (author) Fernand Braudel, By (author) Richard Mayne

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 34mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 25 May 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140124896
  • ISBN 13: 9780140124897
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: index, 23 maps
  • Sales rank: 118,643

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Written from a consciously anti-enthnocentric approach, this fascinating work is a survey of the civilizations of the modern world in terms of the broad sweep and continuities of history, rather than the 'event-based' technique of most other texts.

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Fernand Braudel was France's foremost post-war historian. He is best known for The Mediterranean in the Age of Philip II, Civilization and Capitalism and The Identity of France. Richard Mayne is a renowned translator of French. His other translations include Monet's Memoirs.