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Paris : The Biography of a City
by Colin Jones


Overview - From the Roman Emperor Julian, who waxed rhapsodic about Parisian wine and figs, to Henry Miller, who relished its seductive bohemia, Paris has been a perennial source of fascination for 2,000 years. In this definitive and illuminating history, Colin Jones walks us through the city that was a plague-infested charnel house during the Middle Ages, the bloody epicenter of the French Revolution, the muse of nineteenth-century Impressionist painters, and much more.  Read more...

 
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Overview
From the Roman Emperor Julian, who waxed rhapsodic about Parisian wine and figs, to Henry Miller, who relished its seductive bohemia, Paris has been a perennial source of fascination for 2,000 years. In this definitive and illuminating history, Colin Jones walks us through the city that was a plague-infested charnel house during the Middle Ages, the bloody epicenter of the French Revolution, the muse of nineteenth-century Impressionist painters, and much more. Jones's masterful narrative is enhanced by numerous photographs and feature boxes--on the Bastille or Josephine Baker, for instance--that complete a colorful and comprehensive portrait of a place that has endured Vikings, Black Death, and the Nazis to emerge as the heart of a resurgent Europe. This is a thrilling companion for history buffs and backpack, or armchair, travelers alike.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780143036715
  • ISBN-10: 0143036718
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: March 2006
  • Page Count: 566
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.54 x 1.27 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.13 pounds


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