A History of Civilizations Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 640 pages, index, 23 maps
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/04/1995
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780140124897
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Review by jaygheiser
Deep going, and frequently extremely boring. Braudel was more than a bit of a snob, too, and many cultural references in this book, originally written in 1962, are politically incorrect. Still, over a 6-8 week period, I managed to finish the silly thing,
Review by Sr_Moreno
Full of sweeping generalisations and inaccuracies, I'd like to think this is of use only as a record of how far the study of history has come.