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Paris in the age of absolutism; an essay

Author: Orest A Ranum
Publisher: New York, Wiley [1968]
Series: New dimensions in history., Historical cities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a history of 17th-century Paris. Emphasis is given to architecture, interiors, streets, quarters, social and living conditions. It illuminates the importance of every major social group, from the nobility to the beggars, and describes their effects on society and on each other.
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Genre/Form: History
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Ranum, Orest A.
Paris in the age of absolutism.
New York, Wiley [1968]
(OCoLC)564362485
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orest A Ranum
ISBN: 0471708186 9780471708186 0471708194 9780471708193
OCLC Number: 189903
Description: ix, 316 pages illustrations, map, portraits 22 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The medieval burden. A traveler's view in 1600 ; An explosive political climate ; The necessity of a capital --
Pt. 2. Foundations of modernity. Early Bourbon absolutism ; The birth of modern Paris ; The neighborhood builders ; The first women writers --
Pt. 3. Medieval revival. A generation of saints ; The last heroes ; The corporate Parisians --
Pt. 4. Urban absolutism: the flight from modernity. The Frondeurs ; A generation of Tartuffes ; The new Rome.
Series Title: New dimensions in history., Historical cities.
Responsibility: [by] Orest Ranum.

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Provides a history of 17th-century Paris. Emphasis is given to architecture, interiors, streets, quarters, social and living conditions. It illuminates the importance of every major social group, from the nobility to the beggars, and describes their effects on society and on each other.

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