Paris from the Ground Up

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Paris is the most personal of cities. There is a Paris for the medievalist, and another for the modernist--a Paris for expatriates, philosophers, artists, romantics, and revolutionaries of every stripe. James H. S. McGregor brings these multiple perspectives into focus throughout this concise, unique history of the City of Light. His panorama begins with an ancient Gallic fortress on the Seine, burned to the ground by its own defenders in a vain effort to starve out Caesar's legions. After ninth-century raids by the Vikings ...

Paris from the Ground Up 2009, Belknap Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674033160