The personality of nineteenth-century Paris (HIS 38)

  • Day and time: Tuesday 11:00 - 12:15
  • Length of course: 1 term. Autumn (9 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 40
  • Start date: 05 October 2021
  • 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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