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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 1, 2004
Pages 458
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400034468
ISBN-10 1400034469
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Traces the development of Paris from the twelfth century to the mid-twentieth century, identifying seven key periods in the city's history, from the medieval and Renaissance ages, through revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris, to the German occupation during World War II and its liberation. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this luminous portrait of Paris, the celebrated historian gives us the history, culture, disasters, and triumphs of one of the world’s truly great cities. While Paris may be many things, it is never boring.

From the rise of Philippe Auguste through the reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV (who abandoned Paris for Versailles); Napoleon’s rise and fall; Baron Haussmann’s rebuilding of Paris (at the cost of much of the medieval city); the Belle Epoque and the Great War that brought it to an end; the Nazi Occupation, the Liberation, and the postwar period dominated by de Gaulle--Horne brings the city’s highs and lows, savagery and sophistication, and heroes and villains splendidly to life. With a keen eye for the telling anecdote and pivotal moment, he portrays an array of vivid incidents to show us how Paris endures through each age, is altered but always emerges more brilliant and beautiful than ever. The Seven Ages of Paris is a great historian’s tribute to a city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know.

"Knowledgeable and colorful, written with gusto and love.... [An] ambitious and skillful narrative that covers the history of Paris with considerable brio and fervor."
—LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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Hardcover
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 1, 2002)
9780679454816 | details & prices | 458 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Traces the development of Paris from the twelfth century to the mid-twentieth century, identifying seven key periods in the city's history.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (April 1, 2004); titled "Seven Ages of Paris"
9781400034468 | details & prices | 458 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Traces the development of Paris from the twelfth century to the mid-twentieth century, identifying seven key periods in the city's history, from the medieval and Renaissance ages, through revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris, to the German occupation during World War II and its liberation.

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