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A History of civilization

Author: Braudel, Fernand ; Mayne, Richard, translationPublisher: Penguin Books, 1993.Language: EnglishDescription: 600 p. : Maps ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0140124896Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Print J10.1 .B73 1993
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Includes index


A History of Civilizations Contents List of Maps ix Translator's Introduction xi By Way of Preface xxxi Introduction: History and the Present Day xxxv I. A HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS 1. Changing Vocabulary 3 2. The Study of Civilization Involves All the Social Sciences 9 Civilizations as geographical areas. Civilizations as societies. Civilizations as economies. Civilizations as ways of thought. 3. The Continuity of Civilizations 24 Periods within civilizations. Underlying structures. History and civilization. II. CIVILIZATIONS OUTSIDE EUROPE Part I. Islam and the Muslim World 4. History 41 Islam as a successor civilization: the Near East in new form. The history of the Near East. Muhammad, the Koran and Islam. Arabia: the problem of a barely urbanized culture. 5. Geography 55 Islam's lands and seas. A continent as intermediary: trade-routes and towns. vi Contents 6. The Greatness and Decline of Islam 69 No Muslim civilization before the eighth or ninth century. The golden age of Islam: eighth to twelfth centuries. Science and philosophy. Stagnation or decadence: twelfth to eighteenth centuries. 7. The Revival of Islam Today 93 The end of colonialism and the birth of new nationalist movements. Muslim States in the modern world. Muslim civilization in the twentieth century. Part II: Africa 8. The Past 117 Geography. The dark past. 9. Black Africa: Today and Tomorrow 137 The awakening of Africa. Economic and social issues at stake. Art and literature. Part III: The Far East 10. An Introduction to the Far East 155 What geography shows. Barbarism against civilization: the evidence of history. Distant origins: the reasons for cultural immobility. 11. The China of the Past 171 Religion. Politics. Social and economic affairs. 12. China Yesterday and Today 199 The time of imposed treaties: China as humiliated victim (1839-1949). China renewed. Chinese civilization in the modern world. 13. India Yesterday and Today 217 Ancient India (before the British Raj). British India (1757-1947): an ancient economy at grips with the modern West. Will India be spared a Chinese-style revolution? Contents vii 14. The Maritime Far East 256 Indo-China. Indonesia. The Philippines. Korea. 15. Japan 276 Japan before Chinese influence. Japan learns from Chinese civilization. Modern Japan. III. EUROPEAN CIVILIZATIONS Part I: Europe 16. Geography and Freedom 307 Europe takes shape: fifth to thirteenth centuries. Liberty and rights: eleventh to eighteenth centuries. 17. Christianity, Humanism and Scientific Thought 333 Christianity. Humanism and humanists. Scientific thought before the nineteenth century. 18. The Industrialization of Europe 373 The origins of the first Industrial Revolution. The spread of industrialism in Europe (and beyond). Socialism and industrialism. 19. Unity in Europe 399 Outstanding art and culture. Economic interdependence. Political delay. Part II: America 20. Latin America, the Other New World 427 Geography, Nature and society: literature bears witness. Racial problems: quasifraternity. The economy: civilizations on trial. 21. America par excellence: the United States 458 A reassuring past: opportunities and setbacks. Colonization and independence. Conquering the West. Industrialization and the growth of towns. viii Contents 22. Failures and Difficulties: From Yesterday to the Present 480 An old nightmare: Black America, an ineradicable colony. Capitalism: from the trusts to State intervention and oligopoly. The United States in the world. 23. An English-speaking Universe 507 In Canada: France and Britain. Southern Africa: Dutch, British and Blacks. Australia and New Zealand, or Britain at last unchallenged. Part III: The Other Europe: Muscovy, Russia, the USSR and the CIS 24. From the Beginning to the October Revolution of 1917 527 Kiev. The Russian Orthodox Church. Greater Russia. 25. The USSR after 1917 547 From Marx to Lenin. Marxism and Soviet civilization. The Congress of October 1961. Index 575

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