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Paris / Adam Roberts.

Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2017.
Series: Cityscopes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explore behind the over-familiar facade of the world's most visited city. In this book, Paris-based writer and Invisible Paris blogger, Adam Roberts, provides a concise and informative portrait of the iconic metropolis. He uncovers the story of how a provincial backwater rose up to become the richest and most powerful city in Europe, and a world leader in fashion, the arts, and gastronomy - and why it continues to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Roberts
ISBN: 9781780237466 1780237464
OCLC Number: 952368864
Description: 268 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: History --
Saints and myths --
The first kings --
A city defined --
The first modern city --
Revolution and restoration --
Rebuilding and repression --
The Belle Époque --
Caught on the battle lines --
1968 and all that --
Expansion or preservation? --
The city today --
Lights out on the Avenue du Cinéma? --
City of immigration --
The new belly of Paris --
Le Dimanche Parisien --
A palace in Paris --
Paris by night --
Passages through time --
Two wheels on the waterfront --
Listings --
Chronology --
References --
Suggested reading and viewing.
Series Title: Cityscopes.

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In this book, Paris-based writer and Invisible Paris blogger Adam Roberts provides a concise and informative portrait of the iconic metropolis.  Read more...

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'The Paris within Adam Roberts' Paris combines the intellect with the emotional and does so in a style that is both engaging and alluring. The rich history that belongs to the city - stone by stone, Read more...

 
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