The Birth of Intimacy: Privacy and Domestic Life in Early Modern Paris

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This lively new book examines the origins of modern intimacy and domestic life. Focusing on Paris in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the author explores the emergence and development of ideas such as 'sociability', 'comfort' and 'the home. On the basis of extensive and original research, Pardailhe-Galabrun describes early modern Paris as a city of contrasts: between buildings constructed as rental properties with ordinary, cramped facades, and the townhouses of the nobility, with carriage entrances, standing ...

The Birth of Intimacy: Privacy and Domestic Life in Early Modern Paris 1992, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780812231243

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The Birth of Intimacy: Privacy and Domestic Life in Early Modern Paris 1991, Polity Press

ISBN-13: 9780745606934

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