Paris: The Story of a Great City

Author(s): Danielle Chadych


An intriguing, concise history of Paris, beautifully illustrated by works from the archives of the museums of Paris, this delightful book takes the reader on a journey from the earliest settlement in the area to the grand architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, bringing them right up to the present day and the ever-changing landscape of Europe's biggest metropolitan city. Acknowledging along the way the people and events that have helped to shape its history - from the Sun King to one of the world's most significant and bloodiest revolutions, to the artists, writers and entertainers who have sought and found inspiration from the city's streets.


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Danielle Chadych is a historian and responsible for the library and archives at the Musee Carnavalet in Paris.

The Origins of Paris; Lutetia; Paris, The Capital of Clovis's Kingdom; The Accession of the Capetiens; The Influence of Philippe Auguste; The Middle Ages; Growth in the Sixteenth century; Henri IV; Le Grand Siecle; An Open City; The Glory of the Sun King; The Age of Enlightenment; The Reign of Louis XVI; The French Revolution; The Foundation of the Republic; The Era of Napoleon I; The Restoration of the Monarchy; Louis-Philippe; Le "Grand Paris" of Napoleon III; Haussmann's Achievements; Vibrant Paris - 1800-70; The Paris Commune; The age of Impressionism; La Belle Epoque - 1890-1913; The Inter-War Period; Paris from 1939 to 1969; The Builder Presidents; Paris in the Twenty-First Century.

General Fields

  • : 9780233004389
  • : Carlton Books Ltd
  • : Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • : September 2014
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Danielle Chadych
  • : Hardback
  • : 1014
  • : en
  • : 180
  • : 180 images