By Fernand Braudel
Refreshingly broad-brush in its approach...this heritage offers the large picture."—The Christian technological know-how video display. Written from a consciously anti-enthnocentric method, this interesting paintings is a survey of the civilizations of the fashionable international by way of the huge sweep and continuities of historical past, instead of the "event-based" means of such a lot different texts.
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I various ages. of those am delighted that they are ambitious for themselves. But for those in their charge they should try to — when this is difficult. I wonder how much this be simple, even — and especially debate can interest a non-French reader. Yet, if one really considers it, what importance, and cannot be ignored. is at stake is of immense Who can deny the violence that Of course, historians have no business myths — or even pursuing only humanism, which I myself prefer. But history is a vital element in national self-awareness.
Originally was Maurice Aymard published as the central and most controversial part ot a collective work with Suzanne Bailie and Robert Philippe. Le Monde actuel: Histoire et civilisations, it was aimed primarily to support the new history being taught in terminate. As Braudel wrote in "By Way ot partlv. perhaps, to forestall Preface' below. It seems to me of eighteen, on the brink of that at the age essential preparing for whatever career, our young people should be initiated into problems of society today, the great cultural and the multiplicity of its civilizations.
Each has constraints, some its is based on an area with own geography virtually with its own opportunities permanent and quite different from civilization to another. The result? A variegated world, whose maps can indicate which areas have houses built of wood, and which of clay, bamboo, paper, bricks or stone; which areas use wool or cotton or silk for textiles; which areas grow various food crops - rice, maize, wheat, etc. The challenge varies: so does the one response. Western or European civilization is based on wheat and bread and largely white bread - with all the constraints that this implies.
A History of Civilizations by Fernand Braudel