Fernand Braudel

Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (1949), Civilization and Capitalism (1955-1979), and the unfinished Identity of France (1986). His work is known for the emphasis on the long-term historical structure over events, and he is often associated with the study of the Annales School's concept of the longue durée.

Books

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  1. 1. The Mediterranean And The Mediterranean World In The Age Of Philip Ii

    This seminal work offers a comprehensive analysis of the Mediterranean region during the 16th century, focusing on the complex social, political, and economic landscapes that defined the era of Philip II of Spain. The book transcends traditional historiography by emphasizing the geographical and ecological factors that shaped human activity, from the ebb and flow of commerce and the patterns of agrarian life to the rise and fall of empires. Through a meticulous study of the Mediterranean world, the narrative weaves together the intricate tapestry of cultures, religions, and power dynamics that characterized the period, providing a vivid portrayal of the enduring influence of the environment on the course of human history.

    The 1124th Greatest Book of All Time