A Traveller's History of Paris
published 2008 ē 5" x 7 3/4" • 312 pages • maps and line drawings
ISBN 9781566564854 • paperback • $14.95 •
'...an excellent resource...Robert Cole presents a complete picture of this historic city.' Small Press
For many people, Paris is the epitome of the perfect city—beautiful, romantic, and imbued with vitality and culture. It is a wonderful place to visit and to live in. Packed with fact, anecdote, and insight, A Traveller’s History of Paris offers a complete history of Paris and the people who have shaped its destiny, from its earliest settlement as the Roman village of Lutetia Parisiorum with a few hundred inhabitants, to 20 centuries later when Paris is a city of well over two million—nearly one-fifth of the population of France. This handy paperback is fully indexed and includes a Chronology of Major Events, as well as sections on Notre-Dame and historic churches, Modernism, parks, bridges, cemeteries, museums and galleries, the Metro, and the environs. Illustrated with line drawings and historical maps, this is an invaluable book for all visitors to read and enjoy.
Chronology of Major Events
Museums and Galleries
Historic Churches and Buildings
Professor Robert Cole teaches Modern European History at Utah State University. He has travelled extensively in France, and made numerous trips to Paris. His published books include A Traveller’s History of France (in the same series), a history of British propaganda and European neutral countries in the Second World War, and an analysis of the writing of late British historian A.J.P. Taylor. He has also reviewed extensively for a variety of academic history journals.
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