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Bloody History of Paris Riots, Revolution and Rat Pie

by Ben Hubbard

Part of the Bloody Histories Series

Bloody History of Paris Riots, Revolution and Rat Pie Synopsis

'He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.' Victor Hugo Think of Paris and you might picture romantic images of elegant boulevards, bohemian artists and cafe society. Those aren't wrong, but the story of Paris is also a tale of riots and revolution, plagues and squalor, sieges, occupations and religious persecution. Ranging from ancient Gallic city conquered by the Romans to the 2015 terrorist attacks, Bloody History of Paris is a lively account of the political, military, social and cultural life of the capital. At times the largest city in Europe, Paris has been sacked by the Vikings, besieged by the Prussians and occupied by the Nazis; it has nurtured the artistic heights of Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani and Edith Piaf, but also witnessed their self-destructive lives. It has been the site of the Catholic massacre of Protestants in 1572, the execution of a king, and of thousands in religious and political conflicts. From Abelard and He loi se to Joan of Arc, Coco Chanel to Princess Diana; from the Man in the Iron Mask to Marat, from Jacques Mesrine to Jim Morrison, the book takes a broad sweep over the more sinister moments in the city's history. Expertly written and illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white photographs, paintings and artworks, Bloody History of Paris tells the vibrant, unromantic tale of one of the world's most romantic cities.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782744955
Publication date: 20th April 2017
Author: Ben Hubbard
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: History: specific events & topics, European history, History: earliest times to present day,

About Ben Hubbard

Ben Hubbard is a nonfiction author whose titles include Samurai Warrior: The Golden Age of Japan's Elite Warriors 1560-1615, Gladiator, The Viking Warrior and The Plantagenets.

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