Alistair Horne Seven Ages of Paris

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Seven Ages of Paris

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Alistair Horne takes the history of the city and breaks it down to seven distinct ages, with a foreword taking in Julius Caesar to Philip-Augustus, the great rival of Richard the Lionheart, and an epilogue taking in France since 1968. In between, Horne tells the huge and romantic story of a city constantly in turmoil and change in the middle ages, through the 100 years war, the Paris of Louis XIV, Napoleon, the Commune, the Empire days of Louis-Napoleon and Eugenie, the First World War and De Gaulle. He interweaves historical narrative with telling detail, and social and cultural history.This is destined to be a definitive work on the subject by one of the great historians of France.

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"Knowledgeable and colorful, written with gusto and love. . . . [An] ambitious and skillful narrative that covers the history of Paris with considerable brio and fervor"--The Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Consistently bewitching. . . . [Horne] renders France unusually vivid by focusing on the one corner of it that millions of foreigners have toured or lived in or dreamed about." --The New York Times Book Review

"Horne gives readers a wonderful sense of everyday life in Paris at every turn and displays a convincing understanding of the Parisian character." -San Francisco Chronicle

"A fluid, graceful, deliberate prose stylist. . . . Horne's purpose is not to be encyclopedic but to paint a portrait, and this he does surpassingly well." -The Washington Post Book World

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Acclaimed by the Guardian as 'an inspirational work of scholarship and love', this is a new history of one of the greatest cities in the world by one of the foremost historians of France.

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