Paris The Biography of a City

ISBN-10: 0143036718

ISBN-13: 9780143036715

Edition: 2006

Authors: Colin Jones

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From the Roman Emperor Julian, who waxed rhapsodic about Parisian wine and figs, to Henry Miller, who relished its seductive bohemia, Paris has been a perennial source of fascination for 2,000 years. In this definitive and illuminating history, Colin Jones walks us through the city that was a plague-infested charnel house during the Middle Ages, the bloody epicenter of the French Revolution, the muse of nineteenth- century Impressionist painters, and much more. Joness masterful narrative is enhanced by numerous photographs and feature boxeson the Bastille or Josephine Baker, for instancethat complete a colorful and comprehensive portrait of a place that has endured Vikings, Black Death, and the Nazis to emerge as the heart of a resurgent Europe. This is a thrilling companion for history buffs and backpack, or armchair, travelers alike. Fascinating. An embarrassment of riches. One wants to visitor revisitParis armed with this new knowledge and enrichment. The Christian Science Monitor
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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: An Impossible History of Paris?
Paris-Lutetia (from earliest times to c. 1000)
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The Arenes de Lutece
A Parisian Child
Saint Genevieve
'Queen of Cities' (c. 1000-c. 1300)
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The Philip Augustus Wall
Robert de Sorbon
The City Adrift (c. 1300-c. 1480)
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The Parvis of Notre-Dame
Francois Villon
Paris Reborn, Paris Reformed (c. 1480-1594)
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The Louvre
The River Bievre
Henry III
Grand Siecle, Great Eclipse (1594-1715)
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The Pont Neuf
Madame de Sevigne
The Cour des Miracles
The Kingless Capital of Enlightenment (1715-89)
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The Cafe Procope
Rose Bertin
Rue Mouffetard
Revolution and Empire (1789-1815)
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Philippe-Egalite, duc d'Orleans
The Grand Vefour
The Catacombs
Between Napoleons (1815-51)
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Rue Transnonain
Victor Hugo
The Arcades
Haussmannism and the City of Modernity (1851-89)
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Felice Orsini
The Mur des Federes
The Eiffel Tower
The Anxious Spectacle (1889-1918)
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Ilot insalubre numero 16
Sacre-Coeur of Montmartre
Faded Dreams, Lost Illusions (1918-45)
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Josephine Baker
The Vespasiennes
The Vel' d'Hiv
The Remaking of Paris (1945-c. 1995)
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The Metro in Zazie
The 'Algerian Bridge'
The Marais
Paris at a Glance
Conclusion: Big Projects in a Bigger City (Paris in the Twenty-first Century)
Characteristic Buildings
Bibliographical Guide
List of Illustrations
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