By Fernand Braudel
"In this concise book... Braudel summarizes the large topics of his three-volume Civilisation materielle et capitalisme, 1400-1800 and provides his reflections at the historian's craft and at the nature of the historic imagination... Taken as an entire, the booklet is provocative and stimulating. infrequently, it rises to revelation whilst or 3 sentences of compressed yet fabulous prose strength us to re-evaluate the occasions of a whole century or the heritage of a continent." -- American old evaluate.
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Such as sub-Saharan Africa or the Amerindian civilization. All the more reason. therefore. for more complicated and developed societies to be literally riddled with small markets. With only a little effort we can observe or reconstruct them. In the Islamic world. just as in Europe. the cities gradually stripped the villages of their markets. swallowing them up. The largest of these markets spread out from the massive city gates over terrain that was neither rural nor urban and where the city dweller on the one hand and the farmer on the other could meet on neutral ground.
That rather special and partial form of the economy that is capitalism can only be fully explained in the light of these contiguous "ensembles" and their encroachments; only then will it reveal its true face. Thus, the modem state, which did not create capitalism but only inherited it, sometimes acts in its favor and at other times acts against it; it sometimes allows capitalism to expand and at other times destroys its mainspring. Capitalism only triumphs when it becomes identified with the state, when it is the state.
Yet, until very recently economists based their reasoning solely on the pattern and lessons of the market economy. For Turgot, "circulation" constituted the whole of economic life. Likewise, much later, David Ricardo could see only the narrow but rapid river of the 44 TIlE MARKET ECONOMY AND CAPITALISM market economy. And although economists, taught by experience, ceased defending the automatic virtues of laissez faire more than fifty years ago, the myth has not yet been eradicated from public opinion or from contemporary political discussions.
Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism (The Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History) by Fernand Braudel