The Place de La Bastille: The Story of a Quartier
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The Place de La Bastille: The Story of a Quartier

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ISBN-13:
9781846316654
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2011
Seiten:
184
Autor:
Keith Reader
Gewicht:
499 g
Format:
236x152x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Acknowledgements Introduction: The Place de la Bastille 1. What's that poor creature doing here? : the area and the fortress before the Revolution of 1789 2. 'Thought blew the Bastille apart': the fall of teh fortress and the revolutionary years, 1789- 1815 3. 'The strategy of the generals of Africa shattered': the Restoration, Orleanist and Second Republic Years, 1815-1851 4. 'Where is the noise of the storm that I love?: The Second Empire from Hausmann to the Commune 5. 'Satan's bagpipes' : La Belle Epoque's forty-three years of peace 6. 'Villains, stars and everybody in between': The First War and the 'entre-deux-guerres' 7. 'Slicked hair and splendid sideburns': Occupation and Liberation 8. Let's have some sun!: post- Gaullisma and the Mitterrand years 9. 'A building, not a monument': the construction of the Bastille Opera 10.'A real earthquake': the impact of the Opera on the quartier 11. Flanerie in the archive: the Faubourg/ Bastille today Notes Bibliography Index
Epicentre of the Revolution of 1789, the Bastille area of Eastern Paris is an ethnically and socially mixed quartier. This title charts the history and cultural geography of this area of Paris, from the fortress and prison that gave the area its name to the building of the largest and costliest opera house in the world.