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Constructing Paris in the age of revolution

Author: Allan Potofsky
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examining the social and political history of workers and entrepreneurs engaged in constructing the French capital from 1763-1815, this book argues that Paris construction was a core sector in which 'archaic' and 'innovative' practices were symbiotically used by guilds, the state, and enterprises to launch the commercial revolution in France"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Potofsky
ISBN: 9780230574717 0230574718 9781137264343 1137264349
OCLC Number: 298778146
Description: xvii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Three dreams of commerce : corporatism, statism, liberalism --
1. Parisian building at the end of the ancien regime : the construction trades, the pre-industrial market, and the guild debate, 1750-1789 --
2. Revolution and construction guilds, 1789-1793 --
3. Projecting the revolution on the Parisian work site, 1789-1793 --
4. Building trades of Paris during the terror and Thermidor, 1793-1795 --
5. Reconciling commerce and revolution, 1795-1805 --
6. Constraining capital, containing labor : state urban planning of Paris, 1802-1815.
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