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Fernand Braudel

French historian and a leader of the Annales School

1902   -   1985

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Paris (1896-1968), Lycée Voltaire
occupation: historian, teacher, university teacher
award received: Commander of the Legion of Honour, honorary doctor of the University of Madrid Complutense
position held: seat 15 of the Académie française
student of: Henri Hauser, François Victor Alphonse Aulard

Fernand Braudel (French: [bʁodɛl]; 24 August 1902 – 27 November 1985) was a French historian and a leader of the Annales School. His scholarship focused on three main projects: The Mediterranean (1923–49, then 1949–66), Civilization and Capitalism (1955–79), and the unfinished Identity of France (1970–85). 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 in France and much of the world after 1950. As the dominant leader of the Annales School of historiography in the 1950s and 1960s, he exerted enormous influence on historical writing in France and other countries. He was a student of Henri Hauser (1866-1946). Braudel has been considered one of the greatest of the modern historians who have emphasized the role of large-scale socioeconomic factors in the making and writing of history. He can also be considered as one of the precursors of world-systems theory. In his works Braudel shows a revolutionary change of focus in the craft and analysis of history from individuals or events to world systems.
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2

Series

The Structures of Everyday Life

volume 1 of Fernand Braudel's "Civilization and Capitalism" series

author: Fernand Braudel

1967

The Perspective of the World

volume 3 of Fernand Braudel's "Civilization and Capitalism" series

author: Fernand Braudel

The Wheels of Commerce

volume 2 of Fernand Braudel's "Civilization and Capitalism" series

author: Fernand Braudel

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