City of light, city of shadows : Paris in the Belle Époque
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Published
New York : Basic Books, 2024.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781541647497, 1541647491
Physical Desc
vii, 437 pages : map ; 25 cm
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Published
New York : Basic Books, 2024.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781541647497, 1541647491

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-420) and index.
Description
"A top historian offers a new history of Paris's Belle Époque, the luminous age of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica, but also of social unrest and violent clashes over what it meant to be French From the wrought ironwork of the Eiffel Tower to the flourishing art nouveau movement, the Belle Époque is remembered as a golden age for Parisian culture. Beneath the veneer of elegance, however, fin de siècle Paris was a city at war with itself. In City of Light, City of Shadows, Mike Rapport uncovers a Paris riven by social anxieties and plagued by overlapping epidemics of poverty, political extremism, and anti-Semitism. As the Sacré-Cœur and Eiffel Tower rose into the skies, redefining architecture and the Paris skyline, Paris's slums were plagued by disease and gang violence. The era, now remembered as a high point of French art and culture, was also an age of intense political violence, including anarchist bombings, organized right-wing mobs, and assassinations. Weaving together these stories of splendor and suffering with the fabric of the city itself, the book offers a brilliant account of Paris's Belle Époque-revealing the darkness that suffused the City of Light"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Rapport, M. (2024). City of light, city of shadows: Paris in the Belle Époque (First edition.). Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rapport, Michael. 2024. City of Light, City of Shadows: Paris in the Belle Époque. Basic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rapport, Michael. City of Light, City of Shadows: Paris in the Belle Époque Basic Books, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Rapport, Michael. City of Light, City of Shadows: Paris in the Belle Époque First edition., Basic Books, 2024.

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