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Titel: The Identity of France: People and ...
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
very good hbk, d/w torn but no loss, o.p, 8vo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 128723
Inhaltsangabe: The last book written by the French social historian, Fernand Braudel. It is the second volume in a work which provides a perspective on his own life and his perception of the everyday world his readers share with him. It is the most personal of all his works.
Braudel's last volume has all the freshness, the play of mind, the 'goût du terroir', that are the special delight of his work. The multiplicity of his interests, the range of his knowledge, the vigour with which he interrogates the past are as evident as ever before.
What has been added to these qualities in 'The Identity of France' is the perspective of his own. It is the most personal of all his work.
The great unchanging geology of history, 'la longue dureé', is the context in which Braudel sees the changes and transformations not only of his own time but those of the centuries. The whole book is a dialogue, wonderfully enriched by images drawn from an exceptional consciousness and a depth of historical research that has never lost its sense of enjoyment. A flash of recollection sharpens his point and suddenly there is a vivid, sometimes elegaic, sketch of French life or landscape in all its particularity drawn from his own direct experience.
No one who is interested in France and the French, who enjoys the style of French life, who has an eye for her towns and her countryside or a taste for the regional quality of her food and wine can fail to find this book enriching. and to anyone who cares for the writing of history it is, sadly, the last work of a master.
"The most revered of modern French historians, Braudel parades a stupendous breadth of knowledge and a passion for local detail.
The book glows with a keen curiosity about the living past? much of it is as absorbing as a novel. Braudel's love of France shines through its pages."
JOHN ARDAGH, 'Daily Telegraph'
"Do feast your mind on this learned, provocative, and endlessly readable historical anatomy of France, delightfully translated by Sian Reynolds."
ROY PORTER, 'New Statesman'
"Like Herodotus and Tacitus, like Gibbon and the great 19th century historians, Braudel has been an intellectual beacon of his age. His manner of communication is for all time."
ANNE CORBETT, 'Times Educational Supplement'
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