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Paris and elsewhere

Author: Richard Cobb; David Gilmour
Publisher: London : John Murray, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Cobb, the incomparable historian of the French Revolution, had an affinity with France that went far beyond academic interest. Divided into three parts, this book provides the best of Cobb's evocation of France.
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Named Person: Richard Cobb; Richard Cobb; Richard Cobb
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Cobb; David Gilmour
ISBN: 0719554691 9780719554698 0719554624 9780719554629
OCLC Number: 40558949
Description: x, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Cobb's Paris --
Experiences of an Anglo-French historian --
Paris Xe --
Danton 71, 48 --
Itineraries --
The streets of Paris --
Part II. Angels of vision --
Pre-revolutionary Paris --
Central Paris --
The period Paris of René Clair --
Maigret's Paris --
Brassai's Paris --
Succès de vandale --
The assassination of Paris --
Part III. Impressions from elsewhere --
Ixelles --
Marseilles --
Normandy.
Responsibility: Richard Cobb ; selected writings edited and introduced by David Gilmour.

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A collection of Cobb's writings on France, gathered from his articles, broadcasts and book introductions. The France described within them is not that of the tourist, but of the banal and everyday  Read more...

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