I found this article to be very dense and difficult to sift through. But what I discovered is the struggle that History has had a social science. Braudel recognizes it as the most important of all social sciences because it is the foundation all other sciences operate out of. History puts everything in a time and place. It frames all the questions that other social sciences use to ask thier questions and create hypothesis out from. Bruadel also recognizes that all the social sciences “speak the same language” and depend on each other for clearer insight.

Without fully grasping the main point of the article, it is easy to see that Braudel was putting forth a fight on behalf of history and its role in academia.

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