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The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean world in the age of Philip II

Author: Fernand Braudel; Siân Reynolds
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [1995].
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The focus of Fernand Braudel's great work is the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth century, but Braudel ranges back in history to the world of Odysseus and forward to our time, moving out from the Mediterranean area to the New World and other destinations of Mediterranean traders. Braudel's scope embraces the natural world and material life, economics, demography, politics, and diplomacy.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fernand Braudel; Siân Reynolds
ISBN: 0520203089 9780520203082 0520203305 9780520203303
OCLC Number: 1104747332
Notes: Première publication en France, 1949, seconde édition révisée, 1966.
Description: 2 vol. (1375 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 23 cm.
Contents: V. 1. The role of the environment. The peninsulas : mountains, plateaux, and plains ; The heart of the Mediterranean : seas and coasts ; Boundaries : the greater Mediterranean ; The Mediterranean as a physical unit : climate and history ; The Mediterranean as a human unit : communications and cities --
Collective destinies and general trends. Economies : the measure of the century ; Economies : precious metals, money, and prices ; Economies : trade and transport --
V. 2. Collective destinies and general trends (continued). Empires ; Societies ; Civilizations ; The forms of war ; By way of conclusion : conjuncture and conjunctures --
Events, politics and people. 1550-1559 : war and peace in Europe ; The last six years of Turkish supremacy : 1559-1565 ; Origins of the Holy League : 1566-1570 ; Lepanto ; Turco-Spanish peace treaties : 1577-1584 ; Out of the limelight : the Mediterranean after 1580
Other Titles: Méditerranée et le monde méditerranéen à l'époque de Philippe II.
Responsibility: Fernand Braudel ; translated from the French by Siân Reynolds.

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The focus of Fernand Braudel's great work is the Mediterranean world in the second half of the sixteenth century, but Braudel ranges back in history to the world of Odysseus and forward to our time, moving out from the Mediterranean area to the New World and other destinations of Mediterranean traders. Braudel's scope embraces the natural world and material life, economics, demography, politics, and diplomacy.

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