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But if this were the only history of France one read, one would be hard-pressed to figure out why France matters, how it led the Enlightenment, how it was the pivot of so much European history. Kathryn R.. Kent Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. xi + 355 pp. But, as Robb learned, Paris is too volatile and complicated, too historically dynamic, to be illuminated by any one person’s life.

Unlikely bedfellows though they are, Zola and Hitler are denizens of Graham Robb’s “Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris,” a valentine to the City of Light. Indeed, one would be staggered to learn that France mattered so much in fact as it has. Louis Napoleon Bonaparte arrived in Paris carrying a map marked with nonexistent streets. By 1853, as Napoleon III, he had employed Georges-Eugène Haussmann to lay waste entire neighborhoods and construct open vistas with broad, leafy boulevards.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. When the bureau closed in 1843, most of the documents vanished, as did the wily Vidocq. A master of surveillance and disguise, he turned up here and there, supposedly spying on Louis Napoleon even as he was advising him.

When «homosexual» emerged as a taxonomic, clinical category in the late nineteenth century, sexual identities, for good and for ill, could be officially named, envisioned, and policed. RRP: £20.00 You Save: £3.41 (17%) Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.

Details Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you. Please check your»; var processError = «Unable to process your request right now. That “Parisians” required as much research as his earlier, more conventionally structured book “The Discovery of France” is evident on every page.

Only a man like Vidocq would know “how many obscure dramas were wiped from the history of Paris by demolition and urban renewal.” No reliable map of Paris existed until the end of the 18th century. From reading this, I found I learned quite a bit, and the prose is beautiful and compulsively readable. Three point five stars, really, because I have the same sort of love/irritation with this book that Robb himself seems to feel for France. The acclaimed British author of biographies of Hugo, Balzac and Rimbaud, he first experienced the city as a boy, when his parents treated him to a week’s holiday as a birthday present.

While critics of earlier periods continue to grapple with the social history of homoerotic desire, the language of historicism (with its emphasis on legal and medical discourse) is often at odds with queer theory in tracking and articulating the existence of nonnormative sexuality. Making Girls into Women: American Women’s Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity. While the Pompidou Center was being built, the historian Louis Chevalier wrote his masterpiece, “The Assassination of Paris,” in a room at the above the one in which Haussmann remapped the city.

Robb claims he wrote with “a flavor of the time in mind,” and insists he didn’t insert anything artificial into his stories. His solution: to write, as he explains it, “a history of Paris recounted by many different voices,” a series of character studies arranged to commemorate the shifting streets and sundry plot lines that give meaning to the city.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. xviii + 104 pp. Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici. Learn more See all 2 images This is the Paris you never knew.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer — no Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Learn more See all 6 images Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Graham Robb has spent years uncovering and cataloguing the 2,002 cols and 105 passes scattered across the British Isles.Some of these obscure and magical sites are virgin cols that have never been crossed.

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