Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Mediterranean in the Ancient World is a comprehensive history of the Mediterranean from the first settlers until the fall of Rome. Notes provide a historical context for the work and help readers appreciate the author's love for his subject. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: One of France's foremost post-war historians and an authority on the Mediterranean world of the 16th century, Fernand Braudel was surprised, but immediately tempted, when he was asked to write on the region's ancient history. But, believing that "history cannot really be understood unless it is extended to cover the entire human past", he seized the opportunity to take "a fabulous journey" back through time. The result is a work which takes the reader all over the Mediterranean from prehistory to the Roman conquest. Braudel's approach is informed at every step by the idea of continuity - of the past and the present forming an indivisible whole. Equally crucial is an understanding of the way in which the physical landscape has shaped cultural and political achievement across the millennia. As with physical geography, so too with nomadism, agriculture, trade, politics and religion. Thus a development in some epoch of prehistory reminds the author of an identical moment in the history of Genoa in the 16th century, or Venice in the 17th. In exploring the fluctuating development of these ancient civilizations, whether in Mesopotamia or Tuscany, Braudel is constantly aware of new departures, a revolutionary moment which carries through time: the invention of the Phoenecian alphabet which made trade more practical or the emergence of the Roman republic. At the same time he offers a fresh perspective on the achievements of those giants of the ancient world, Greece and Rome, seeing their stunning accomplishments in arts and technology not as unique flowerings, but the results of a process which preceded them. Illuminating, authoritative and also very readable, "The Mediterranean in the Ancient World" reveals Braudel's ability to convey the vivid detail of history as well as the grand panorama. His insights, his curiosity and his acute courage, enterprise and daring of the long forgotten humanity on which our own civilization rests. As we read these pages and "see the megaliths, the pyramids, the Greek temples and basilicas outlined against the clear blue sky" we are "shown the image of a past which is ever present".
Über den Autor: Fernand Braudel was France's foremost post-war historian. He is best known for The Mediterranean in the Time of Philip II, Civilization and Capitalism and The Identity of France. This will be Braudel's final major posthumous publication. Sian Reynolds has translated all the great Braudel books published in English. She is recognised as one of the leading translators of French on either side of the Atlantic.
Buchbeschreibung Hardback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001329939
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. HARDBACK. Condition: VG in VG jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016495
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane for Penguin, London, 2001, 2001. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 408pp, b/w illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper The chapters are: seeing the sea; the long march to civilisation (Paleolithic, agrarian civilisations): a tewofold birth (Mesopotamia, Egypt); the seas of the Levant 2500-1200BC; the 12th o th 8th centurie; colonisation 10th-6th centuries; the miracle of greece; the Roman takeover of the Greater Mediterranean; tables of prehistoric ages & anthropoids. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 154190
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, London, U.K, 2001. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition in English. Tiny ex libris sticker - I.Ryott Spaven, o/w mint in mint d/w. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013811
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020713993316
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110713993316
Buchbeschreibung Allen Lane, London, 2001. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Fine book in a very near fine dust jacket with slight pressure marking to the lamination of the back cover. First UK edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Sian Reynolds. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUESTED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20140507