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How Paris became Paris

Joan E. DeJean

How Paris became Paris

the invention of the modern city

by Joan E. DeJean

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • City planning,
  • History,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Description and travel,
  • Social life and customs

  • About the Edition

    In this compelling portrait of a city in transition, Joan DeJean shows that by 1700 Paris had become the capital that would transform forever our conception of the city and of urban life.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-275) and index.

    StatementJoan DeJean
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC729 .D39 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages307
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26921543M
    ISBN 101608195910
    ISBN 109781608195916
    LC Control Number2013031527
    OCLC/WorldCa849212359

      Paris didn’t always leave tourists’ mouths agape with its neoclassical beauty and rhythmic sense of order. As Joan DeJean explains in her engaging new book How Paris Became Paris: The.   Paris is a 19th century city, transformed from its medieval plan and way of functioning by Napoleon III and the Baron Haussmann. Not so says historian Joan DeJean who in her new book ‘How Paris Became Paris’ argues that the city's most important developments came much earlier.

      The years between and make up the strangest and most extreme decade in the Parisian 20th century. They began with the shock and humiliation of the Fall of France in Then came the miseries and trauma of the Nazi occupation. The German surrender in was followed by a wave of violent purges called “l’épuration sauvage” (“wild purification”) – when Parisians turned. Read "How Paris Became Paris The Invention of the Modern City" by Joan DeJean available from Rakuten Kobo. "This lively history charts the growth of Paris from a city of crowded alleyways and irregular buildings into a modern m Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

    During the 16th century, Paris was the largest city in Europe, with a population of about , in The 16th century saw the Renaissance arrive in Paris, expressed in the city's architecture, art and cultural life. The Kings of France returned to Paris from the Loire Valley. Paris. In , Francis I became the first French king to make the Louvre his residence. About this Item: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. "This lively history charts the growth of Paris from a city of crowded alleyways and irregular buildings into a modern marvel."--New YorkerAt the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on.


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