Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism. By Fernand Braudel; trans- lated by Patricia M. Ranum. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins. Fernand Braudel. Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism. Translated by Patricia M. Ranum. (The Johns Hopkins Symposia in. I think mankind is more than waist-deep in daily routine. Countless inherited acts, accumulated pell-mell and repeated time after time to this.
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Fernand Braudel, Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Braudel summarizes the broad themes of his three-volume Civilisation materielle et capitalisme, and offers his reflections on the historian’s craft and on the nature of the historical imagination Taken as a whole, the book is provocative and stimulating.
On occasion, it rises to revelation when two or three sentences of compressed but b ” In this concise book On occasion, it rises to revelation when two or three sentences of compressed but brilliant prose force us to reconsider the events of an entire century or the history of a continent. Braudel captures the essence of his masterwork, Capitalism and Material Life,and goes beyond it in presenting a deft overview of mqterial patterns of Western economic history.
From village markets to bourses to a vast economic sector, Braudel traces the evolution of levels of economy, and through them, the rise of the world economy.
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Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism by Fernand Braudel
To ask other readers questions about Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalismplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism. Lists with This Book. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of capitalism – in fact, for anyone interested in capitalism at all which anyone should be. Based on a series of lectures held inhe explains his conception of this monstruous term, and he does it well.
Braudels writing is easily accessible and even literary in many ways. What struck me most was the difference Braudel makes between market economy and capitalism.
Market economy is based on exchange and the law of supply and demand, This is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of capitalism – in fact, for anyone interested in capitalism at all which anyone should be. Market economy is based on exchange and the law of supply and demand, and this market structure existed for a long time.
Capitalism, however, is the “advancement” of this rationale. If I understood Braudel correctly, he argues that capitalists are trying to undermine the rules of the market in order to become monopolists, which they can do because of their relatively higher position in the social hierarchies. Accordingly, Braudel offers a set of terms with which capitalism and social hierarchy which underlies capitalism can be civilizzation, without necessarily disapproving of market economy and therefore dismissing the advantages which have been created by economic exchange.
I got really excited reading this analysis, because, as I said, I felt like this is an approach very suitable for my own thought. And even if ciivilization wasn’t, it is definitely well worth the thought! Go on and read this witty little book. This is a set of three lectures and summary of author’s more detailed work Capitalism and Material Life. It deals with the early capitalism, the time long before the word itself was invented.
The author is conscious of its shortcomings and points them out often. He never tries to devise some final and all-encompassing theory that’s going to describe capitalism, as many of his predecessors had done. In contrary, he proposes that much could be learned from studying numerical data in history. This This is a set of three lectures and summary of author’s more detailed work Capitalism and Material Life. This could maybe get me to finally read Piketty’s bestseller. A pesar del registro demasiado general, hay algunas puntas interesantes.
Jul 27, Naeem rated it liked it. A short and tasty entry into the massive corpus of Braudel. Partially good but mostly all over the place. Il capitalismo vive, in effetti, di questa regolare suddivisione in piani verticali: Di qui prende rilievo l’affermazione di Immanuel Wallerstein: Feb 05, Mike Peleah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Looking on economy from historical perspective, Braudel provides comprehensive analysis, going well beyond what “economics” offer.
The book was published back in and reading it roughly half a century later makes and interesting experience, as many things in book resonate well with contemporary reality. Aug 09, Boti rated it it was ok.
The brief history of the evolution of capitalism, based on the lectures given by Fernand Braudel at the John Hopkins University in Not too well-structured, but very comprehensible. Un excelente libro para lo corto que es. Paco Valentino Pastorius rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Szymon Majewski rated it liked it Jul 31, Sadiq rated it it was amazing May 18, DoctorM rated it liked it Feb 18, GKar rated it liked it Nov 04, Teresa D’Orazio rated it it was amazing Dec 17, Recep Demir rated it it was ok Feb 24, Emilio rated it it was amazing Oct 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean —49, then —66Civilization and Capitalism —79and the unfinished Identity of France — His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historica Fernand Braudel was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School.
His reputation stems in part from his writings, but even more from his success in making the Annales School the most important engine of historical research in France and much of the world after As the dominant leader of the Annales School of historiography in the s and s, he exerted enormous influence on historical writing in France and other countries.
Braudel has been considered one of the greatest of the modern historians who have emphasized the role of large-scale socioeconomic factors in the making and writing of history. He can also be considered as one of the precursors of world-systems theory. Books by Fernand Braudel. Trivia About Afterthoughts on No trivia or quizzes yet.
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