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    DescriptionA grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel-one of the twentieth century's most influential historians-Memory and the Mediterranean""chronicles the Mediterranean's immeasurably rich past during the foundational period from prehistory to classical antiquity, illuminating nothing less than the bedrock of our civilization and the very origins of Western culture. Essential for historians, yet written explicitly for the general reader, this magnificent account of the ebb and flow of cultures shaped by the Mediterranean takes us from the great sea's geologic beginnings through the ancient civilizations that flourished along its shores. Moving with ease from Mesopotamia and Egypt to the flowering of Crete and the early Aegean peoples, and culminating in the prodigious achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, Braudel conveys in absorbing detail the geography and climate of the region over the course of millennia while brilliantly explaining the larger forces that gave rise to agriculture, writing, sea travel, trade, and, ultimately, the emergence of empires. Impressive in scope and gracefully written, Memory and the Mediterranean""is an endlessly enriching work of history by a legend in the field.


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    Title
    Memory and the Mediterranean
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fernand Braudel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375703997
    ISBN 10: 0375703993
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, HIS002000
    DC22: 930.09822
    DC21: 930.09822
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1QBAE
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Fernand Braudel (1901-1985), the most celebrated French historian of the postwar era, taught at the College de France and was a member of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. His widely acclaimed works include A History of Civilizations, On History, The Structures of Everyday Life, and The Wheels of Commerce. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "A splendid book. . . . Passionate, magisterial, and provocative." -"The New Republic" "A major event. . . . Arresting and exciting. . . . Braudel tackles the ancient world in an unexpected and impressive display of his range." -"Literary Review" "A neglected treasure . . . . This panoramic chronicle reminds us why Braudel commanded global respect as a historian and a scholar. . . . Braudel strides gracefully through the millennia [and] engages the imagination of his readers, drawing us into a drama taut with human passions and conflict. . . . Masterful." -"Booklist, "starred and boxed review
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    A grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel-one of the twentieth century's most influential historians-Memory and the Mediterranean" chronicles the Mediterranean's immeasurably rich past during the foundational period from prehistory to classical antiquity, illuminating nothing less than the bedrock of our civilization and the very origins of Western culture. Essential for historians, yet written explicitly for the general reader, this magnificent account of the ebb and flow of cultures shaped by the Mediterranean takes us from the great sea's geologic beginnings through the ancient civilizations that flourished along its shores. Moving with ease from Mesopotamia and Egypt to the flowering of Crete and the early Aegean peoples, and culminating in the prodigious achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, Braudel conveys in absorbing detail the geography and climate of the region over the course of millennia while brilliantly explaining the larger forces that gave rise to agriculture, writing, sea travel, trade, and, ultimately, the emergence of empires. Impressive in scope and gracefully written, Memory and the Mediterranean" is an endlessly enriching work of history by a legend in the field.