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Braudel focuses on the markets and exchanges that have been the real motors of change in this volume. Peddlers, merchants, fairs, market stalls, the first stock. Civilization and Capitalism, 15thth Century: The wheels of commerce Fernan Braudel was the author of several acclaimed histories, including “A History of. 8 The Wheels of Commerce. 2 MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY. Merchants and trade circuits. Return journeys, Circuits and bills of exchange.

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The selfregulating market The market through. 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 fommerce France and much of the world after I find this volume the most interesting, but I think this series as a whole could be very wheelz to keep around as a reference.

There are plenty of reasons for arguing that the minority had a greater influence over the course of history than the majority. I’m also left with a desire to read Henri Pirenne. He also looks in detail at three sectors of the economy often overlooked by classical Marxists where capitalism may be said to have arisen patchily: Money was indeed a miraculous agent of exchange, but it was commerde a confidence trick serving the privileged.


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The second is the assertion that it is a structural law of societies, that power and wealth is always concentrated in a whwels of a few families.

Embossed font to the spine is bright and intact. Though in some ways Eurocentric, this is still more of a history of the whole world than just a history of Europe. Find Rare Books Book Value. Be the first to ask a question about Civilization and Capitalism 15thth Century, Vol 2.

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Civilization and Capitalism 15th-18th Century, Vol 2: The Wheels of Commerce

Get to Know Us. Return to Book Page. And of course, this is one of the best books on the history of capitalism.

Twice Sold Tales Condition: Lily rated it it was amazing May 21, Paperback; translated from the French by Sian Reynolds; fading and edge wea r to exterior; slight crease to the front side edge; otherwise in good cond ition with clean text and tight binding.

Jan 23, Marijan Medved rated it it was amazing. Please try again later. I appreciate their systems approach to history, the emphasis on long-term perspectives, geography and ecology, as well as Braudel’s view of capitalists as monopolists protected by the state. Book itself is perfect, clearly new and unused. Braudel is a rare historian who is very thorough in explaining evolutionary process of civilization.


Volume I describes food and drink, dress and housing, demography and family structure, energy and technology, money and credit, and the growth of towns. The Verlagssystem The Verlags. Individual firms and merchant companies.

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A good part of the study of history is unlearning the casual assumptions that we make about the world. Wow, by far one of the best books whdels I have ever read.

I can’t recommend it more highly. Very Good Condition Edition: References to this book Money and Credit in Capitalist Economies: Published December 23rd by University of California Press first published Jan 23, AC rated it it was amazing Shelves: In terms of industry, he examines in depth the key industries of the pre-industrial age: The second volume in this series delves into the origins of banking and credit markets.

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