Fernand Braudel

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Fernand Braudel
BirthplaceLuméville-en-Ornois, France

Braudel, Fernand


Born Aug. 24, 1902, in Lunéville, Meuse Department. French historian.

Braudel became director of the French Center for Historical Studies in 1948, professor at the Collège de France in 1949, and head of the Sixth Section (Economic and Social Sciences) at the Practical School of Higher Studies (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) in 1956. Braudel is editor of the journal Annales: Economies, Sociétés, Civilisations, which is very influential among Western European historians. His principal works are on the social and economic history of Western Europe in the 16th through the 18th century. The development of trade and monetary circulation are described in these books in particular detail. Braudel’s works also pay a great deal of attention to the influence of the geographical environment on social processes.


La Méditerranée et le monde méditerranéen à l’époque de Philippe II, vols. 1-2, 2nd ed. Paris, 1967.
Civilisation matérielle et capitalisme: XV-XVIII siècles. Paris, 1967.
Ecrits sur l’histoire. Paris, 1969.
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He focuses on a corpus of 63 cartographic works from the fourth/tenth century to the tenth/sixteenth that have been little or never studied, to argue that the dominant concept of the Mediterranean, the one espoused by the 20th-century French historian Fernand Braudel, fails to account for the Muslim's view of the sea, in spite of the fact that many or most inhabitants along its shores were Muslims.
Sobre el particular, no me cansare de repetir la pertinente reflexion analogica de Fernand Braudel, cuando escribia: "Conservo el recuerdo de una noche, cerca de Bahia, en que me encontre envuelto por un fuego de artificios de luciernagas fosforescentes; sus palidas luces resplandecian, se apagaban, refulgian de nuevo, sin por ello horadar la noche con verdaderas claridades.
A year later he was named Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2013-2014).
Discipulo de Fernand Braudel y Maurice Lombard, Le Goff fue, junto a Georges Duby, uno de los historiadores franceses que mas hizo por renovar la tradicion historiografica inaugurada por la Ecole des Annales en los anos treinta.
Fernand Braudel seems to have known about it, but does not cite it in his work on the Mediterranean world in the age of Philip II.
Fernand Braudel in his multivolume work on 'Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century,' a sweeping work on the 'Structure of Everyday Life,' makes reference to Europe and the introduction of new drinks from abroad: coffee from the Arab world, tea from China, and chocolate from the Americas via Spain.
The French historian Fernand Braudel once wrote that "History can be divided into three movements: That which moves rapidly, moves slowly and appears not to move at all".
The former include Chartier's inaugural lecture as professor of Ecrit et cultures dans l'Europe moderne--an exposition of meaning and authority that sets the tone for the volume as a whole--and analyses of Fernand Braudel and Paul Ricceur.
Los elementos de continuidad sociocultural del tropico caribeno son evidentes en los campos de las mentalidades y de la cultura material en el sentido de Fernand Braudel, asi como de su formacion etnica.
La personalidad de Fernand Braudel vivia en Berthe.
Vor etwa 50 Jahren schrieb Fernand Braudel, die Krisen und Schwankungen "des materiellen Lebens uberall auf der Erde" legten "die Vermutung einer von physikalischen und von biologischen Gegebenheiten bestimmten Entwicklung der Menschheit nahe" (Braudel 1971, S.