Paris: The Biography Of A City by Colin JonesParis: The Biography Of A City by Colin Jones

Paris: The Biography Of A City

byColin Jones

Paperback | April 4, 2006

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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.
Colin Jones is professor of history at the University of Warwick and the author of several works of history, including The Longman Companion to the French Revolution and The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleon.
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Title:Paris: The Biography Of A CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 8.5 × 5.6 × 1.3 inPublished:April 4, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143036718

ISBN - 13:9780143036715

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Book About Paris A must read for anyone who wants to go to Paris, is in Paris, or has been to Paris. An intensive history of Paris from its days as Parisii all the way to present day. Very well-written and entertaining.
Date published: 2017-10-26