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

DeJean, Joan E., (author.).
Book Book (2014.)
Description: 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
5 of 5 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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  • ISBN: 9781608195916
  • ISBN: 1608195910
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-275) and index.
Contents: "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.


DeJean, Joan E. "How Paris became Paris : the invention of the modern city." New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.

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