Paris: The Story of a Great City
An intriguing, concise history of Paris, beautifully illustrated by works from the archives of the museums of Paris, this delightful book takes the reader on a journey from the earliest settlement in the area to the grand architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, bringing them right up to the present day and the ever-changing landscape of Europe's biggest metropolitan city. Acknowledging along the way the people and events that have helped to shape its history - from the Sun King to one of the world's most significant and bloodiest revolutions, to the artists, writers and entertainers who have sought and found inspiration from the city's streets.
Danielle Chadych is a historian and responsible for the library and archives at the Musee Carnavalet in Paris.
The Origins of Paris; Lutetia; Paris, The Capital of Clovis's Kingdom; The Accession of the Capetiens; The Influence of Philippe Auguste; The Middle Ages; Growth in the Sixteenth century; Henri IV; Le Grand Siecle; An Open City; The Glory of the Sun King; The Age of Enlightenment; The Reign of Louis XVI; The French Revolution; The Foundation of the Republic; The Era of Napoleon I; The Restoration of the Monarchy; Louis-Philippe; Le "Grand Paris" of Napoleon III; Haussmann's Achievements; Vibrant Paris - 1800-70; The Paris Commune; The age of Impressionism; La Belle Epoque - 1890-1913; The Inter-War Period; Paris from 1939 to 1969; The Builder Presidents; Paris in the Twenty-First Century.