The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps Hardcover – 1 Feb 2010
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It is a thorough, intricate and estimable book. --Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph "This is a wondrous book, either to be read at home with a decent map, or carried about sur place through areas no tourists bother with. " --Adam Thorpe, Guardian
Not just a history book, but a guide to what makes Paris the melting pot it is today… A wholly worthwhile read. --French Magazine
Hazan wants to rescue individual moments from general forgetting and key sites from the bland homogenisation of international city development; he is also a passionate left-wing historian seeking to rescue the truth of Paris's revolutionary past from the historiographical equivalent of Haussmannisation the blasting through and laying waste to the lives and memories of the unimportant, the marginalised, the losers of the last two centuries. --Julian Barnes, London Review of Books
About the Author
ERIC HAZAN is the founder of the publisher La Fabrique and the author of several books, including Notes on the Occupation.
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I have new insight into the development of the city and I am very much looking forward to sharing the new nooks and crannies with my group in Paris.
An excellent addition to my Paris library!
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I found that having a street
map of Paris to hand was essential to grasp the references in this meticulous analysis of the streets of paris.