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The Margins of City Life : Explorations on the French Urban Frontier, 1815-1851.

Author: John M Merriman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the social margins of city life - the "faubourgs", or suburbs, where rural migrants and the labouring poor of French cities congregated in growing numbers in the first half of the 19th century. The text examines the cultural and social traditions which took root in these areas.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Merriman
ISBN: 9780195362411 0195362411
OCLC Number: 476013994
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages)
Contents: 1. The Urban Frontier; 2. City and Country: That Awkward Embrace; 3. Marginal People, Peripheral Spaces, Fearsome Faubourgs; 4. Center and Periphery: Contrasts in the West--Poitiers, Châtellerault, and La Roche-sur-Yon; 5. Quartier blanc, quartier rouge: Cultural Marginality and Popular Politics in Perpignan; 6. The Precocious, Violent Faubourgs of Nîmes; 7. Reims and the Challenge of Its Industrial Faubourgs; 8. The Conquest of the Urban Frontier; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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Focuses on the social margins of city life - the "faubourgs", or suburbs, where rural migrants and the labouring poor of French cities congregated in growing numbers in the first half of the 19th century. The text examines the cultural and social traditions which took root in these areas.

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