Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism - by Fernand Braudel[Reading report] by Camille Portejoie

2011-07-28

The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2011.

What can economic history teach us about the current state of the world ? What are the main trends, the main dynamics that led to the prevailing position of the European economic model and its expansion ? Fernand Braudel gives us tools to answer these questions in this essay which is entitled Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism.

Quote article  Camille Portejoie, « Afterthoughts on Material Civilization and Capitalism - by Fernand Braudel », 28 july 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/210.sls

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