The Architecture of Paris

Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

Author: Andrew Ayers

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges

ISBN: 9783930698967

Category: Architecture

Page: 415

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Over 300 buildings of the last 2000 years are presented.

Paris Capital of Modernity

Yet until now, this work has been squirreled away in various collections, journals, and one long out-of-print book.

Author: David Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041594421X

Category: History

Page: 372

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Collecting David Harvey's finest writings on 19th century Paris, this title offers insights ranging from the birth of consumerist spectacle on the Parisian boulevards, the creative visions of Balzac, Baudelaire and Zola, and the reactionary cultural politics of the bombastic Sacre Coeur.

Viking Attacks on Paris

In 885 AD, the Vikings laid siege to Paris, to which a young monk named Abbo, of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, stood as witness.

Author: Abbo (Monk of St. Germain)

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042919167

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 130

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In 885 AD, the Vikings laid siege to Paris, to which a young monk named Abbo, of the abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pres, stood as witness. Later, he came to make a record of what he saw, heard and believed in a verse chronicle, the Bella parisiacae urbis. His often stirring account speaks of the relentless and ingenious attacks of the Norsemen, the selfless heroism of the defending Frankish warriors, and the misery and terror of the besieged Parisians. But his canvas is far larger than this single occurrence, for he hints at greater things yet to come, such as the final disintegration of Carolingian rule, the eventual establishment of the Capetian line of monarchs, and the creation of a French Danelaw, namely, Normandy. Ultimately, however, Abbo is not concerned with an impartial narration of events, but rather with salvation through history - of the individual and of the nation of the Franks. The macaronic style of his chronicle very much appealed to the sensibilities of the time, thus ensuring that Abbo's work would endure.

The Unofficial Guide to Paris

MANAGING YOUR TIME WILL BE YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGE while visiting
Paris. There is so much you'll want to see and do in this city that you'll be forced
to determine your own priorities and make some hard choices. We'll attempt to ...

Author: David Applefield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470138289

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution

As nurturing and tender as they are belligerent and contentious, these are not singular female heroines but the collective common women who struggled for bare subsistence by working in factories, in shops, on the streets, and on the home ...

Author: Dominique Godineau

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520067196

Category: History

Page: 415

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During the French Revolution, hundreds of domestic and working-class women of Paris were interrogated, examined, accused, denounced, arrested, and imprisoned for their rebellious and often hostile behavior. Here, for the first time in English translation, Dominique Godineau offers an illuminating account of these female revolutionaries. As nurturing and tender as they are belligerent and contentious, these are not singular female heroines but the collective common women who struggled for bare subsistence by working in factories, in shops, on the streets, and on the home front while still finding time to participate in national assemblies, activist gatherings, and public demonstrations in their fight for the recognition of women as citizens within a burgeoning democracy. Relying on exhaustive research in historical archives, police accounts, and demographic resources at specific moments of the Revolutionary period, Godineau describes the private and public lives of these women within their precise political, social, historical, and gender-specific contexts. Her insightful and engaging observations shed new light on the importance of women as instigators, activists, militants, and decisive revolutionary individuals in the crafting and rechartering of their political and social roles as female citizens within the New Republic.


Musical Encounters at the 1889 Paris World s Fair

This book explores the ways in which music was used, exhibited, listened to, and written about during the Exposition universelle. It also reveals the sociopolitical uses of music in France during the 19th century.

Author: Annegret Fauser

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1580461859

Category: Music

Page: 391

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The 1889 Exposition universelle in Paris is famous as a turning point in the history of French music, and modern music generally. This book explores the ways in which music was used, exhibited, listened to, and written about during the Exposition universelle. It also reveals the sociopolitical uses of music in France during the 19th century.


Planning Paris Before Haussmann

THE RESTORATION Restoration Paris has not fared well in the historical
literature on urbanism in the capital when compared to the July Monarchy or
especially the Second Empire . Guillaume Bertier de Sauvigny observed that
Paris streets at ...

Author: Nicholas Papayanis

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801879302

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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From Harlem to Paris

Countee Cullen's student James Baldwin sailed for Paris on Armistice Day,
November 11, 1948. In contrast to Richard Wright, he was "only a kid," and he
had no more than forty dollars in his pocket. At twenty- one he had done enough
of a ...

Author: Michel Fabre

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252063640

Category: African American authors

Page: 384

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Black American Writers in France, 1840-1980; 'The list of individuals profiled in this thoughtful, eye-opening study is a veritable who's who of black America literature...By discussing the effects of both world wars and the ideologies of the Harlem Renaissance, the French Negritude movement, and Black Power in Paris, Fabre enriches our understanding of black history, culture, and art on both sides of the Atlantic.'

Public Access to Art in Paris A Documentary History from the Middle Ages to 1800

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Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271044347

Category: Art

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Public Access to Art in Paris explores public accessibility to art (mainly painting and sculpture) on exhibit in Paris from the High Middle Ages to the year 1800. The topic is important, because from such displays emerged the familiar institutions and practices of the modern world: public museums and sculpture gardens, exhibitions of contemporary art, and popular art journalism. This book traces the origins and development of these familiar components in the city of Paris, where Robert Berger believes all the crucial elements first appeared together. The documentary format offers the reader an extensive array of source writings, many translated for the first time. This book focuses on the settings where art objects were on view to a general public, whether these objects were monumental carvings permanently affixed to church façades, or small cabinet paintings temporarily displayed at an exhibition. Berger is interested in how the visual arts were made available to a public that, by and large, did not commission art, did not purchase or collect it, and was not concerned with it in a scholarly or intellectual sense, but, like the public of today, approached art as pleasurable entertainment or distraction. During the eighteenth century in Paris, this public came to be recognized as a force influencing the display of art and its critical reception. Public Access to Art in Paris both documents how this decisive shift in culture occurred and offers a panorama of artistic life in Paris over seven centuries.

Bohemian Paris

Murger's disclaimer reminds us that the term bohémien had been part of the
vocabulary that described the Paris underworld for centuries . Murger and his
friends were always concerned to distinguish their form of deviance and social
descent ...

Author: Jerrold Seigel

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801860638

Category: History

Page: 453

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Exotic and yet familiar, rife with passion, immorality, hunger, and freedom, Bohemia was an object of both worry and fascination to workaday Parisians in the nineteenth century. No mere revolt against middle-class society, the Bohemia Seigel discovers was richer and more complex, the stage on which modern bourgeois acted out the conflicts of their social identities, testing the liberation promised by post-revolutionary society against the barriers set up to contain it. Turning life into art, Bohemia became a space where many innovative and original figures—some famous, some obscure—found a home.

Constructing Paris Medicine

Paris Medicine : Perspectives Past and Present Ann La Berge and Caroline
Hannaway 1 . The French Revolution and Institutional Change : 1794 Nineteen
ninety - four was the bicentennial of the Revolutionary restructuring of French
medical ...

Author: Caroline Hannaway

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042006911

Category: History

Page: 406

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In this volume of essays, leading scholars take a fresh look at the meaning and significance of the Paris Clinical School for the history of medicine and reassess the analysis of the two most noted authors on the topic in the twentieth century, Erwin H. Ackernecht and Michel Foucault.

Writing Paris

CHAPTER ONE Desiring Paris The Latin American Conception of the Lettered
City , 1840 to 1960 Y el mundo vierte sobre París su vasta corriente como en la
concavidad maravillosa de una gigantesca copa de oro . Vierte su energía , su ...

Author: Marcy E. Schwartz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791441527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America

The Road from Paris

MODERN FRENCH POETRY: POUND'S FIRST IMPORTANT VIEW Ezra Pound
recounted his 'Approach to Paris' in 19 13 as an envoy's report of decisive foreign
advances in the art of poetry. He had met the literary men of Paris in the cafes, ...

Author: Cyrena N. Pondrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521086817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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'For the best part of a thousand years English poets have gone to school to the French,' declared Ezra Pound in 1913. Whatever the truth of this assertion for all of English literature its accuracy for Pound's own period is well established. Both he and T. S. Eliot wrote frankly of the debt which they owed to their French predecessors and this fact has long been recognised by students of English literature. With the recognition of this influence went the assumption that Eliot and Pound were themselves responsible for its transmission from France to England. That this was not so is demonstrated by the documents reprinted in this volume. Dr Pondrom presents a selection of extracts and complete essays and letters by the critics and poets who together were principally responsible for channelling into English writing the ideas and theories of the French poetic avant-garde.

Listening in Paris

He singles out the music of Gluck, Haydn, Rossini, and Beethoven as especially important in forging new ways of hearing. This book's theoretical edge will appeal to cultural and intellectual historians in many fields and periods.

Author: James H. Johnson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520918238

Category: History

Page: 363

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Beginning with the simple question, "Why did audiences grow silent?" Listening in Paris gives a spectator's-eye view of opera and concert life from the Old Regime to the Romantic era, describing the transformation in musical experience from social event to profound aesthetic encounter. James H. Johnson recreates the experience of audiences during these rich decades with brio and wit. Woven into the narrative is an analysis of the political, musical, and aesthetic factors that produced more engaged listening. Johnson shows the gradual pacification of audiences from loud and unruly listeners to the attentive public we know today. Drawing from a wide range of sources—novels, memoirs, police files, personal correspondence, newspaper reviews, architectural plans, and the like—Johnson brings the performances to life: the hubbub of eighteenth-century opera, the exuberance of Revolutionary audiences, Napoleon's musical authoritarianism, the bourgeoisie's polite consideration. He singles out the music of Gluck, Haydn, Rossini, and Beethoven as especially important in forging new ways of hearing. This book's theoretical edge will appeal to cultural and intellectual historians in many fields and periods.

Paris

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris.

Author: Edward Rutherfurd

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0385535317

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 192

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Edward Rutherfurd, the grand master of the historical novel, comes a dazzling epic about the magnificent city of Paris. Moving back and forth in time, the story unfolds through intimate and thrilling tales of self-discovery, divided loyalty, and long-kept secrets. As various characters come of age, seek their fortunes, and fall in and out of love, the novel follows nobles who claim descent from the hero of the celebrated poem The Song of Roland; a humble family that embodies the ideals of the French Revolution; a pair of brothers from the slums behind Montmartre, one of whom works on the Eiffel Tower as the other joins the underworld near the Moulin Rouge; and merchants who lose everything during the reign of Louis XV, rise again in the age of Napoleon, and help establish Paris as the great center of art and culture that it is today. With Rutherfurd’s unrivaled blend of impeccable research and narrative verve, this bold novel brings the sights, scents, and tastes of the City of Light to brilliant life. Praise for Paris “A tour de force . . . [Edward Rutherfurd’s] most romantic and richly detailed work of fiction yet.”—Bookreporter “Fantastic . . . as grand and engrossing as Paris itself.”—Historical Novels Review “This saga is filled with historical detail and a huge cast of characters, fictional and real, spanning generations and centuries. But Paris, with its art, architecture, culture and couture, is the undisputed main character.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Both Paris, the venerable City of Light, and Rutherfurd, the undisputed master of the multigenerational historical saga, shine in this sumptuous urban epic.”—Booklist “There is suspense, intrigue and romance around every corner.”—Asbury Park Press

The Judgment of Paris

This edition was prepared from the only known complete score of Weldon's
setting of The Judgment of Paris, a manuscript copy in the Folger Shakespeare
Library, Washington, D.C. (W.b. 526).1 The provenance and date of the
manuscript are ...

Author: John Weldon

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895794268

Category: Music

Page: 104

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryT144407With a half-title.London: printed for Jacob Tonson, 1701. [4],14p.; 4

Night Day Paris

Paris. It was an American who coined the term, but the French invented the words
—bourgeois(e)-bohème. These hipsters love to be at the forefront, converting old
workshops into lofts, hanging out in artists' squats, discussing fair trade in old ...

Author: Alison Culliford

Publisher: ASDavis Media Group

ISBN: 0976601389

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Paris is many things to many people. While some come to experience its sleek sophistication, others indulge in the neo-bohemian scene, and still others flock here to enjoy the pinnacle of romance. No matter what you seek, Night+Day will show you how to make every minute in the City of Lights a memorable one. Today's savvy travelers rely on NIGHT+DAY Paris -- with its opinionated listings, insightful descriptions, and witty, intelligent writing -- to get the sophisticated edge in travel. From the trendiest tables, hippest hotels, top shops and galleries to the hottest nightspots and coolest attractions, NIGHT+DAY Paris is packed with expert recommendations and insider tips. For discerning travelers, it's the details that make the difference. Night+Day signature sections include the "99 Best" of the city, three unique "Perfect Plan" itineraries, a "Cheat Sheet" of city essentials, a concise "Black Book" index, maps, and more.

Matthew Paris

CHAPTER VIII MATTHEW PARIS THE CHRONICLER The large corpus of
historical material which Matthew Paris has left us includes five works of general
interest : the Chronica Majora , Historia Anglorum , Abbreviatio Chronicorum ,
Flores ...

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