Fernand Braudel

Fernand Braudel was a French historian and the leader of the Annales School, which has become a major institution for historical research. His work focused on the culture and history of the Mediterranean and the identity of the French nation. Historical Materialist.

"Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life."

— Fernand Braudel