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How Paris became Paris : the invention of the modern city / Joan DeJean.

DeJean, Joan E., (Author).

  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781608195916
  • ISBN: 1608195910
  • Description: 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.

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Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 944.361/DeJean (Text to phone) Checked out 10/28/2014
Danvers New Books DC 729 D39 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction DC 729 .D39 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/14/2014
Reading Adult New Nonfiction NEW 944.361 DEJ (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 944.361 DEJ (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-275) and index.
Contents Note: "Capital of the universe" -- The bridge where Paris became modern : the Pont Neuf -- "Light of the City of Light" : the Place des Vosges -- "Enchanted island" : the Île Saint-Louis -- City of revolution : the Fronde -- The open city : the boulevards, parks, and streets of Paris -- City of speed and light : city services that transformed urban life -- Capitale de la mode -- City of finance and new wealth -- City of romance -- Making the city visible : painting and mapping the transformation of Paris.
Summary: In this compelling portrait of a city in transition, Joan DeJean shows that by 1700 Paris had become the capital that would transform forever our conception of the city and of urban life.

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