The Personality of Nineteenth-Century Paris (HIS 29)

  • Day and time: Friday 11:00 - 12:15
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (9 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 40
  • Start date: 09 October 2020
  • Description:

    Nine talks exploring the personality of Paris 1789-1914.


    1. Beginnings: the founding of Paris and its growth to 1800
    2. Peopling Paris : the making of 'Parisians'
    3. Monumentalising Paris: commemorating its past
    4. Modernising Paris: rebuilding the city
    5.    Symbolising Paris: architectural icons
    6. Projecting Paris: world exhibitions
    7. Enjoying Paris: food, fashion and fun
    8. Escaping Paris: (re)discovering nature and the provinces
    9. Assassinating Paris: revolutions, wars and the twentieth century

  • Format: Lecture and questions

  • Tutor: Alan Baker
  • Alan, author of Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France 1848-1914 (2017), is a historical geographer with research interests in the society and landscapes of nineteenth-century France.


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