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lkrubner · 2019-02-05 · Original thread
Fernand Braudel had the biggest impact on how I think about history and the creation of the modern world:

In particular his focus on the structures of every day life:

https://www.amazon.com/Structures-Everyday-Life-Civilization...

And his focus on the importance of trade among the different parts of the world:

https://www.amazon.com/Perspective-World-Civilization-Capita...

More here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernand_Braudel

Luc · 2016-08-24 · Original thread
I recall Fernand Braudel's 'The Structures of Everyday Life' having a chapter about the evolution of chairs and their spread around the world. It's a good series of books.

https://www.amazon.com/Structures-Everyday-Life-Civilization...

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