Paris in Modern Times : From the Old Regime to the Present Day
Bloomsbury USA Academic 2019/10
344 p. 37 illus. 24 cm
Chronologically surveying Paris's history from the Old Regime of the late-18th century through to the present day, this book explores the social, economic, political and cultural developments that come together to tell the story of this iconic city.
Drawing upon a vast body of historical scholarship, Casey Harison's Paris in Modern Times provides the first detailed academic history of Paris in the modern age. Chronologically surveying Paris's history from the Old Regime of the late-18th century through to the present day, this book explores the social, economic, political and cultural developments that come together to tell the story of this iconic city. Each chapter has an introduction and illuminating `sidebars' that touch upon the ways in which Parisian history has intersected with wider changes in France and beyond. The text, which also includes a wealth of images, maps, and a further reading section, takes the opportunity to place Paris and its history in a broader French, Atlantic and global historical context in order to cover an essential aspect of what has been such an important city the world over. Paris in Modern Times is vital reading for anyone seeking to know more about the history of Paris or the history of France since the French Revolution.
Table of Contents
List of Images List of Maps List of Tables Introduction - Paris, France and the World 1. Old Regime Paris: The City before 1789 2. Paris, during the French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815 3. Paris during the Restoration, 1815-1830 4. Paris during the July Monarchy and the Revolution of 1848 5. Paris during the Second Empire, 1852-1870 6. The Paris Commune of 1871 7. Paris from the Third Republic to the Turn-of-the-Century 8. Paris from the Belle Epoque to the Great War 9. Paris from the Great War through Vichy 10. Paris: Post-war through De Gaulle 11. Paris from De Gaulle to Mitterrand 12. Paris from Mitterrand to the Present Chronology Suggested Readings Index