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By Fernand Braudel

The 1st quantity during this superbly illustrated and hugely acclaimed monetary and social historical past of the area from the center a while to the commercial Revolution covers the richness and complexity of daily life - nutrition, drink, gown, housing, funds, the advance of cities - with the means of a pointilliste.


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