Seven Ages of Paris
In this luminous portrait of Paris, celebrated historian Alistair Horne gives usthe history, culture, disasters, and triumphs of one of the world’s truly great cities.While Paris may be many things, it is never boring.
Fromthe rise of Philippe Auguste through the reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV (who abandonedParis for Versailles); Napoleon’s rise and fall; Baron Haussmann’s rebuilding ofParis (at the cost of much of the medieval city); the Belle Epoque and the GreatWar that brought it to an end; the Nazi Occupation, the Liberation, and the postwarperiod dominated by de Gaulle--Horne brings the city’s highs and lows, savagery andsophistication, and heroes and villains splendidly to life. With a keen eye for thetelling anecdote and pivotal moment, he portrays an array of vivid incidents to showus how Paris endures through each age, is altered but always emerges more brilliantand beautiful than ever. The Seven Ages of Paris is a great historian’s tribute toa city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know.
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