Fernand Braudel

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Fernand Braudel
BirthplaceLuméville-en-Ornois, France
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The most influential of these historians was Fernand Braudel. He became famous for his book The Mediterranean.
He returns to this discourse in his conclusion, with a particular focus on Fernand Braudel's concept of the longue duree and the notion that individuals are less critical to understanding the past than are the slow, creeping interactions between humans and the environments and institutions that humans have created.
As far back as 1949, Fernand Braudel in his classic the Mediterranean, had already warned that it was impossible for a historian to treat the environment as a slow and timeless backdrop.
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"The question of boundaries," wrote Fernand Braudel, "is the first to be encountered; from it all others flow.
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A year later he was named Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2013-2014).
Realmente, de los Annales sobre todo conoci a Fernand Braudel que fue quien verdaderamente me marco.
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