Paris and the Cliché of History

Paris and the Cliché of History

Author: Catherine Eleanor Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190681647

Category: ART

Page: 329

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Paris and the Cliché of History traces the changing historical meanings of photographs of this city during a century marked by urban renovation, war, occupation, liberation, and visual documentation. Challenging the idea that photographs merely document the past, it calls for new methods of reading photos as material objects with histories of their own and sheds insight on the capital's reduction to an image in the twentieth century.

Historical Dictionary of Paris

Historical Dictionary of Paris

Author: Alfred Fierro

Publisher: Historical Dictionaries of Cities, States, and Regions

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023049120

Category: History

Page: 245

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This reference opens with a chronology and a chapter outlining major historical events, focusing on the years from the middle ages to the present. Some 300 entries of a paragraph or so describe monuments, palaces, and other buildings, parks, squares, and neighborhoods, as well as significant figures from political, economic, and cultural circles. A lengthy bibliography of over 1,000 titles is arranged by subject area.

Paris

Paris

Author: Andrew Hussey

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064743993

Category: Marginality, Social

Page: 485

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Covering 2000 years of Paris's history, Andrew Hussey presents a vivid portrait of an endlessly fascinating city.

The Rise of the Paris Red Belt

The Rise of the Paris Red Belt

Author: Tyler Edward Stovall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520063201

Category: History

Page: 280

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From 1920 until the present, the working-class suburbs of Paris, known as the Red Belt, have constituted the heart of French Communism, providing the Party not only with its most solid electoral base but with much of its cultural identity as well. Focusing on the northeastern suburb of Bobigny, Stovall explores the nature of working-class life and politicization as he skillfully documents how this unique region and political culture came into being. The Rise of the Paris Red Belt reveals that the very process of urban development in metropolitan Paris and the suburbs provided the most important opportunities for the local establishment of Communist influence. The rapid increase in Paris' suburban population during the early twentieth century outstripped the development of the local urban infrastructure. Consequently, many of these suburbs, often represented to their new residents as charming country villages, soon degenerated into suburban slums. Stovall argues that Communists forged a powerful political block by mobilizing the disillusionment and by improving some of the worst aspects of suburban life. As a social history of twentieth-century France, The Rise of the Paris Red Belt calls into question traditional assumptions about the history of both French Communism and the French working-class. It suggests that those interested in working-class politics, especially in the twentieth century, should consider the significance of residential and consumer issues as well as those relating to the workplace. It also suggests that urban history and urban development should not be considered autonomous phenomena, but rather expressions of class relations. The Rise of the Paris Red Belt brings to life a world whose citizens, though often overlooked, are nonetheless the history of modern France. From 1920 until the present, the working-class suburbs of Paris, known as the Red Belt, have constituted the heart of French Communism, providing the Party not only with its most solid electoral base but with much of its cultural identity as well. Focusing on the northeastern suburb of Bobigny, Stovall explores the nature of working-class life and politicization as he skillfully documents how this unique region and political culture came into being. The Rise of the Paris Red Belt reveals that the very process of urban development in metropolitan Paris and the suburbs provided the most important opportunities for the local establishment of Communist influence. The rapid increase in Paris' suburban population during the early twentieth century outstripped the development of the local urban infrastructure. Consequently, many of these suburbs, often represented to their new residents as charming country villages, soon degenerated into suburban slums. Stovall argues that Communists forged a powerful political block by mobilizing the disillusionment and by improving some of the worst aspects of suburban life. As a social history of twentieth-century France, The Rise of the Paris Red Belt calls into question traditional assumptions about the history of both French Communism and the French working-class. It suggests that those interested in working-class politics, especially in the twentieth century, should consider the significance of residential and consumer issues as well as those relating to the workplace. It also suggests that urban history and urban development should not be considered autonomous phenomena, but rather expressions of class relations. The Rise of the Paris Red Belt brings to life a world whose citizens, though often overlooked, are nonetheless the history of modern France.

The Style of Paris

The Style of Paris

Author: George Huppert

Publisher:

ISBN: 0253334926

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 295

"... impressive and challenging reevaluation of the sixteenth-century origins of the Enlightenment." --Sixteenth Century Journal In this book, George Huppert introduces the reader to a group of talented young men, some of them teenagers, who were the talk of the town in Renaissance Paris. They called themselves philosophes, they wrote poetry, they studied Greek and mathematics--and they entertained subversive notions concerning religion and politics. Classically trained, they wrote, nevertheless, in French, so as to reach the widest possible audience. These young radicals fostered a succession of disciples who expressed confidence in the eventual enlightenment of humankind and whose ideas would bear fruit two centuries later.

Paris

Paris

Author: Julien Knez

Publisher:

ISBN: 2373950901

Category:

Page: 164

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A Bitter Peace

A Bitter Peace

Author: Pierre Asselin

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807827517

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 652

Exploring the diplomatic effort to end the Vietnam War, Asselin shows that the Paris Peace Agreement of 1973 was doomed to unravel.

Seven Ages of Paris

Seven Ages of Paris

Author: Alistair Horne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0333725778

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 520

View: 167

Traces the development of Paris from the twelfth century to the mid-twentieth century, identifying seven key periods in the city's history.