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The Resource Paris : the secret history, Andrew Hussey

Paris : the secret history, Andrew Hussey

Label
Paris : the secret history
Title
Paris
Title remainder
the secret history
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Hussey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning Paris's history from the earliest days to the present, this book traces the city's story through kings and queens, revolutions and wars, massacres and plagues. But it also brings Paris's fabled outsiders alive - vagabonds, immigrants, prostitutes and criminals, whose experiences are markedly different from those related in official histories." "Paris itself is like a palimpsest: the very stones and street names allude to its often violent and turbulent past. It is a city of secret adventures, of hidden meanings which, on journeys from royal palaces to bars, brothels and opium dens, this book uncovers. Paris is written to be used. It is a history book that can be taken to the bar, on the metro, into the heart of the labyrinth itself. Beautifully written and brilliantly engaging, this is a portrait of an endlessly fascinating city."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hussey, Andrew
Dewey number
944.361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Paris : the secret history, Andrew Hussey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [458]-461)
Contents
Introduction : an autopsy on an old whore -- Pt. 1. The old ocean, prehistory to AD 987 -- Pt. 2. City of joy, 988-1460 -- Pt. 3. Slaughterhouse city, 1461-1669 -- Pt. 4. New Rome and old Sodom, 1670-1799 -- Pt. 5. Dream house, dream city, 1800-1850 -- Pt. 6. Queen of the world, 1851-1899 -- Pt. 7. Magnetic fields, 1900-1939 -- Pt. 8. The capital of treason, 1940-1944 -- Pt. 9. Society of the spectacle, 1945-2005 -- Epilogue : Paris underground
Control code
000040492461
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 485 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780670913640
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Paris : the secret history, Andrew Hussey
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [458]-461)
Contents
Introduction : an autopsy on an old whore -- Pt. 1. The old ocean, prehistory to AD 987 -- Pt. 2. City of joy, 988-1460 -- Pt. 3. Slaughterhouse city, 1461-1669 -- Pt. 4. New Rome and old Sodom, 1670-1799 -- Pt. 5. Dream house, dream city, 1800-1850 -- Pt. 6. Queen of the world, 1851-1899 -- Pt. 7. Magnetic fields, 1900-1939 -- Pt. 8. The capital of treason, 1940-1944 -- Pt. 9. Society of the spectacle, 1945-2005 -- Epilogue : Paris underground
Control code
000040492461
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 485 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780670913640
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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