Braudel Revisited: The Mediterranean World 1600-1800
Fernand Braudel (1912-1985), was a leading French historian and author of, among other books, the groundbreaking The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (1949). One of the founders of the Annales School in France, Braudel insisted on treating the Mediterranean region as a whole, irrespective of religious and national divides. Braudel's new historiography rejected political history as the dominant discipline and espoused a 'total history' or a 'history from below' that would tell the story of the vast majority of humanity hitherto excluded from the grand narrative. At the time of the book's appearance, this premise was revolutionary.
The contributors to Braudel Revisited assess the impact of Braudel's work on today's academic world, in light of subsequent methodological shifts. Engaging with Braudel's texts as well as with his ideas, the essays in this volume speak to the enduring legacy of his work on the ongoing exploration of early modern history.
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- Page Count: 290 pages
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“An intellectual effort to rethink the place of Braudel in the broader context of history and humanities, allowing us to rediscover the extent and significance of this work for contemporary scholarship.”
“The richness and innovation of these ‘histories in’ the cultural life of the early modern Mediterranean are a provocation to future researches in the field and a demonstration of the possibilities inherent in a cultural history ‘of’ the Mediterranean.”
Journal of Modern History
“A fitting testament to Braudel’s breadth and width of interests.”
European History Quarterly
‘The essays in this volume not only demonstrate the relevance of Braudel’s historical approach after the cultural, linguistic turn in historiography; but also provide interested historians vital research questions at the frontier of these fields.’
Eh-Net: February 2011
Gabriel Piterberg is a professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Teofilo F. Ruiz is a professor in the Department of History and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Geoffrey Symcox is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
GABRIEL PITERBERG, TEOFILO F. RUIZ, AND GEOFFREY SYMCOX
PART I: THINKING WITH BRAUDEL
1 The Problem of Unbelief in Braudel’s Mediterranean
2 Braudel and the Mediterranean City
PART II: THINKING BEYOND BRAUDEL
3 A Mediterranean Culture of Factions? Bilateral Factionalism in the Greater Mediterranean Region in the Pre-Modern Era
4 Polyglottism in the Ottoman Empire: A Reconsideration
5 Braudel’s Eastern Mediterranean Revisited
6 Sebastianism in Theory and Practice in Early Modern Portugal
7 Geneva by the Sea: The Reformation in Nimes in Historiographical Context
8 Some Thoughts on the Social and Political Culture of Baroque Venice
9 The Algerian Economy and Cervantes’ First Work of Narrative Fiction
CARROLL B. JOHNSON
10 Braudel and the Cultural History of the Mediterranean: Anthropology and Les lieux d’histoire
11 Il faut mediterraniser la musique: After Braudel
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