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Out of Italy - by Fernand Braudel (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 245

Genre: Architecture

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Author: Fernand Braudel

Language: English

Street Date: December 1, 1991
TCIN: 77126587
UPC: 9782080135001
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6417


By 1450, all of Europe and the Mediterranean were influenced by the teachings, the economies and the intellect of Italy. Its predominance had been achieved through a long history of effort, patience and strategic victories. How had Italy, or rather a handful of Italian cities, a few men all told, succeed in acquiring and maintaining a position of dominance "vis-a-vis" Byzantium, Islam, and western Europe?
In this fascinating and insightful study, Fernand Braudel, one of the most distinguished historians of our time, examines the many-sided phenomenon of greatness that characterized Italy during the two centuries spanning the Renaissance, Mannerism, and the Baroque-- dazzling, multicoloured Italy, whose radiance shone all over Europe. Braudel perceptively describes the extent, nature and force of Italian influence abroad, analyses the complex interaction between art, science, politics and commerce, and proposes a paradigm of Italy's extraordinary cultural flowering.
This is the first English translation of Braudel's now-classic text. The volume is beautifully designed and illustrated with works by Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Ghirlandaio, van Eyck, Rubens, Caron, and Poussin. It is an invaluable work for students of Italian history who will find that their understanding of Italian culture has been immeasurably enriched.
Fernand Braudel was born in Lumeville-en-Ornois in 1902. He graduated in history in 1923, and subsequently taught in Algiers, Sao Paulo and Paris. Beginning in 1940 he spent five years as a prisoner of war in Germany, during which he wrote his thesis "La Mediterranee et le monde mediterraneen a l'epoque de Philippe II," published in France in 1949. In 1946he became a member of the editorial board of the journal "Annales," founded by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre. In 1949 he succeeded Febvre at the College de France. From 1962 to his death in 1985 Braudel was chief administrator of the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.
Fernand Braudel achieved a worldwide reputation for his line of approach that united history and other social studies. His "Civilization and Capitalism" and" The Mediterranean" were widely acclaimed.
The second volume of Fernand Braudel's monumental "The Identity of France" was published in 1990.
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