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- DescriptionExamining the social and political history of workers and entrepreneurs engaged in constructing the French capital from 1763-1815, this book argues that Paris construction was a core sector in which 'archaic' and 'innovative' practices were symbiotically used by guilds, the state, and enterprises to launch the commercial revolution in France.
- Author BiographyALLAN POTOFSKY is Professor at the Universite Paris Diderot-Paris 7. He was awarded a PhD in History from Columbia University, New York, and previously was Associate Professor at the Universite Paris-8 (Saint-Denis). His research interests include the history of Paris, the French Revolution, eighteenth-century Atlantic history, France in America, and comparative urban history, 1750-1850. He lives in the northeast Parisian quarter of Belleville.
- Author(s)Allan Potofsky
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication29/10/2009
- GenreRegional History
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Note46 black & white illustrations, biography
- Weight585 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
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