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  Paris: The Biography of a City
Takes the reader through every epoch of the Paris’

 
Our Price: $30.00
By Colin Jones (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 566
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 670033936

Product Code: 1422391744

Description
 
Takes the reader through every epoch of the Parisís history -- the Roman town called ďbeloved LutetiaĒ; the early Christian capital of Clovis and Clotilda; the plague-infested alleys of the Middle Ages; the brilliant salons of the Enlightenment; the bloody epicenter of the 1789 revol.; the dazzling 19th-cent. city of the Impressionists; the prosperous contemporary capital; and the city at the future of the heart of Europe. Explores little-known features of the cityís past that lie off the tourist track. Filled with photos and illus. plus feature boxes which pursues a subjectís history -- such as the story of Marie Antoinetteís seamstress, the Bastille, riotous students, the catacombs, Victor Hugo, the Eiffel Tower, the Roman arena, or cabaret star Josephine Baker.

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