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Seven ages of Paris

Author: Alistair Horne
Publisher: London : Macmillan ; [New York] : [Knopf], 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With an Introduction by the eminent French Academician Maurice Druon, Seven Ages of Paris tells the dramatic story of one of the world's most beautiful best-loved cities."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Horne
ISBN: 0333725778 9780333725771 9780679454816 0679454810
OCLC Number: 52222530
Description: xxi, 520 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Maurice Druon --
Preface --
Note on money --
Introduction : From Caesar to Abelard --
Age One 1180-1314 : Philippe Auguste --
Sunday at Bouvines ; Capital city ; Templars' curse --
Age two 1314-1643 : Henri IV --
Besieged ; Worth a mass ; Regicide, regent and Richelieu --
Age three 1643-1795 : Louis XIV --
Move to Versailles ; Building boom ; Death of the Ancien Regime --
Age four 1795-1815 : Napoleon --
Empire and reform ; Most beautiful city that could ever exist ; Downfall of an empire --
Age five 1815-1871 : Commune --
Constitutional monarchy and revolt ; Second empire ; Annee terrible --
Age six 1871-1940 : Treaty of Versailles --
Belle Epoque ; Great War ; Phoney peace --
Age seven 1940-1969 : De Gaulle --
Occupation ; I was France ; Jours de Mai --
Epilogue : Death in Paris--the Pere Lachaise Cemetery.
Other Titles: 7 ages of Paris
Responsibility: Alistair Horne.

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This volume takes the history of Paris and breaks it down into seven distinct ages, with a foreward taking in Julius Caesar to Philip-Augustus, an epilogue taking in France since 1968 and all the  Read more...

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