Fernand Braudel (1912-1985), was a leading French historian and author of, among other books, the groundbreaking The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (1949). One of the founders of the Annales School in France, Braudel insisted on treating the Mediterranean region as a whole, irrespective of religious and national divides. Braudel's new historiography rejected political history as the dominant discipline and espoused a 'total history' or a 'history from below' that would tell the story of the vast majority of humanity hitherto excluded from the grand narrative. At the time of the book's appearance, this premise was revolutionary. The contributors to Braudel Revisited assess the impact of Braudel's work on today's academic world, in light of subsequent methodological shifts. Engaging with Braudel's texts as well as with his ideas, the essays in this volume speak to the enduring legacy of his work on the ongoing exploration of early modern history.
Gabriel Piterberg is a professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Teofilo F. Ruiz is a professor in the Department of History and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. Geoffrey Symcox is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction GABRIEL PITERBERG, TEOFILO F. RUIZ, AND GEOFFREY SYMCOX PART I: THINKING WITH BRAUDEL 1 The Problem of Unbelief in Braudel's Mediterranean LUCETTE VALENSI 2 Braudel and the Mediterranean City GEOFFREY SYMCOX PART II: THINKING BEYOND BRAUDEL 3 A Mediterranean Culture of Factions? Bilateral Factionalism in the Greater Mediterranean Region in the Pre-Modern Era JANE HATHAWAY 4 Polyglottism in the Ottoman Empire: A Reconsideration LESLIE PEIRCE 5 Braudel's Eastern Mediterranean Revisited SJEVKET PAMUK 6 Sebastianism in Theory and Practice in Early Modern Portugal BRYAN GIVENS 7 Geneva by the Sea: The Reformation in Nimes in Historiographical Context ALLAN TULCHIN 8 Some Thoughts on the Social and Political Culture of Baroque Venice MATTEO CASINI 9 The Algerian Economy and Cervantes' First Work of Narrative Fiction CARROLL B. JOHNSON 10 Braudel and the Cultural History of the Mediterranean: Anthropology and Les lieux d'histoire JAMES AMELANG 11 Il faut mediterraniser la musique: After Braudel GARY TOMLINSON Contributors Index