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Original boards in dustwrappers. A near fine set. Translated from French and revised by Sian Reynolds. Vol II is a matching Book Club issue, as is sometimes the case. Paper wrappers. First editions. Trade format. Started in and first published in , this, Braudel's revolutionary magnum opus, is a masterpiece of scholarship and one of the great works of history in the twentieth century.

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Near fine crisp, clean, unmarked copies; owner's stamp to blank. Published by William Collins, About this Item: William Collins, Royal 8vo. Braudel takes a very broad view of his subject, however: temporally Civilization and Capitalism looks both backwards to earlier civilizations and forwards to the present; geographically it covers the whole world, though the focus is on the "civilised" parts of it, and particularly on Western Europe. At the heart of Braudel's account is a three-level hierarchy: at the base is ordinary economic life, an all-embracing sea of subsistence agriculture, village barter, and production for local consumption; above this is the market, a world of towns and trade, of markets, fairs, currencies, transport systems, bills of exchange, and workshops; and finally there is capitalism, with its monopolies, attempts to control complete trade networks or even entire world-economies, and stress on flexibility above all else.

The structure of Civilization and Capitalism roughly reflects this hierarchy. The Structures of Everyday Life , subtitled "The Limits of the Possible", deals with the everyday constraints of material life; in it Braudel sketches what is almost a social history of the world. He begins with a chapter on demographics, which he sees as fundamental to understanding history.

Two chapters are devoted to food: one to basic subsistence, in the form of the three great cereal crops — wheat, rice and maize — that feed most of the world's people; the other to the "luxuries" — such things as table manners, salt, meat and spices. The shifting boundary between luxury and necessity here is also apparent in houses, clothes and fashion, and Braudel suggests it was significant that only Europe had rapidly changing fashions.

Two chapters cover energy sources, metallurgy, transportation, and the critical technological innovations — gunpowder, printing, and above all sea navigation — which contributed to Europe's dominance. The final chapter surveys the growth of towns, which Braudel considers both an instrument and a clear marker of change. The Wheels of Commerce moves on to trade and the market economy. Braudel begins with the material culture of exchange, from shops, markets, and pedlars to fairs and stock exchanges. He then explores the higher levels of commerce: networks of merchants, trade circuits, bills of exchange, supply and demand, trade balances, the relationship between gold and silver currencies, and so forth.

Two chapters deal with capitalism. The first explores its scope and its relationship with agriculture and early forms of industry, and in particular why it failed to take hold in these domains. The second considers capitalism on its home ground in finance and international trade, in a world of partnerships and companies, of monopolies and control, with an influence vastly disproportionate to its relative size. A final chapter places economic life in the context of society seen as a "set of sets", connecting it with social hierarchies, the state and the broad dynamic of cultural change.

The Perspective of the World takes a global, world-systemic approach.