Braudel focuses on the markets and exchanges that have been the real motors of change in this volume. Peddlers, merchants, fairs, market stalls, the first stock. Civilization and Capitalism, 15thth Century: The wheels of commerce Fernan Braudel was the author of several acclaimed histories, including “A History of. 8 The Wheels of Commerce. 2 MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY. Merchants and trade circuits. Return journeys, Circuits and bills of exchange.

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I will hope not; I will root for this man According to Braudel, the decisions made by a handful of merchants did more to move history forward than the enormous but inert masses. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? May 21, Joseph Jupille rated braudsl it was amazing Shelves: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Dust Jacket in good condition. Posted by Murr at 1: The language is straight forward, but Braudel wanders around his subject, giving us mountains of specifics and following various side currents to their ends. What makes Biblio different? As improbable as it may seem given the subject matter, this series is a fine read and worth th A fascinating study of commercial systems in pre-industrial Europe and the second volume in Braudel’s magisterial braduel history.


The Wheels Of Commerce

Slight wear to cover edges, clean bright pages with no annotations or highlighting. A good part of the study of history is unlearning the casual assumptions that we make about the world. Braudel has important observations for example, the longer the production and distribution chains, the more potential there is for profits but they’re not always easy to see through the mass of detail.

Originally published in the early s, Civilization traces the social and economic history commercw the world from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, although his primary focus is Europe. Civilization and Capitalism, 15thth Century, Vol. Civilization and Capitalism, 15thth Century, Vol.

Feb 06, Jeanne Thornton rated it it was amazing. The discussion engages with economists and historians. Limited partnerships Joint stock whee,s.

The history is fascinating and made even more interesting by period prints and drawings. Sign up to receive offers and updates: See all 29 reviews.

The Lectern: “The Wheels of Commerce” Fernand Braudel

Dust Jacket in fair condition. Dustwrapper has creases, small tears. The richness of details in this book that builds up from the ground corrects that. This book is not going to lay out point by point the creation of capitalism for you.

Used book in good condition. The constant references to other works become a little tiresome, and often deflect the reader’s attention from the main thread of his arguments. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. North of Venice and east of the Elbe landowners imposed serfdom, clamping down on individual liberties, obliging people to work to produce food stuffs, or to work in mines for export rather than for self-sufficiency again still familiar, our greater liberty obtained at the cost of some other persons unfreedom -truly there is no such thing as a free lunch.


One person found this helpful. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Braudel is phenomenal in his depth of understanding about how society of the th centuries operated. Translated by Sian Reynolds. Mar 08, Scott marked it as to-read. The book does not have a dust jacket, however, I have a dust jacket from another identical used copy that I am including with this book.

To do this he examines the banking and finance sectors of the pre-industrial economy, and their relations with the state. We will instantly refund your money if you are not happy with the book for any reason.