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Historical Dictionary of Paris : Historical Dictionaries of Cities of the World - Alfred Fierro

Historical Dictionary of Paris

Historical Dictionaries of Cities of the World

By: Alfred Fierro, Jon Woronoff (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 28th March 1998
ISBN: 9780810833180
Number Of Pages: 392

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There exist thousands of books covering every theme of Parisian life. Several hundred of these are guide books issued only in the last decade, and a few dictionaries of important Parisian monuments. However, not until now has a single comprehensive work, encompassing not only the existing buildings of this great city but also information about its past and present economic and social institutions, made its appearance. The Historical Dictionary of Paris begins with an extensive historical chapter of the twenty centuries that separate the Gallic farmers and Roman builders of the city through present-day Paris. The dictionary portion of the book contains over 400 entries and deals with various features of life in Paris. It includes brief biographical sketches of well-known Parisian personalities such as Etienne Marcel, Charles Baudelaire, Maurice Chevalier, Coco Chanel, and Jacques Chirac. The book also contains descriptions of the principal districts and monuments of the city, and numerous thematic entries covering a variety of topics, from commercials and cultural activities of the past, to luxury grocery shops and world famous art galleries and bistros. The book concludes with a large bibliography of nearly one thousand titles, most of them recent and in English. Also includes a chronology of Paris, four maps, and sixteen black and white photographs.

...an eclectic potpourri of facts and figures about the city on the Seine. The author...spices his entries with interesting trivia...a chronology, maps, acronyms, a bibliography, and statistical appendices enhance the value of this compact reference. Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie ...covers the breadth of Paris history and cultural development...the French aficianado will find this work useful. American Reference Books Annual

Editor's Forewordp. v
Paris in France and in Europep. vi
Successive Walls of Parisp. vii
Arrondissements and Quarters (1795-1859)p. viii
Arrondissements from 1860 to Todayp. x
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xi
Chronologyp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Dictionaryp. 21
Bibliographyp. 185
Statistical Appendixesp. 237
About the Authorp. 245
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ISBN: 9780810833180
ISBN-10: 0810833182
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Cities of the World
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 28th March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.43 x 14.48  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.47