Constructing Paris in the age of revolution / Allan Potofsky

Author(s): Potofsky, Allan, 1959-
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Subjects: Building--History--France--Paris
France--History--1789-1815
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
LC Classification: T, TH
Table of Contents: Introduction. The three dreams of commerce : corporatism, statism, liberalism 1
1. Parisian building at the end of the ancien regime : the construction trades, the pre-industrial market, and the guild debate, 1750-1789 22
2. The revolution and construction guilds, 1789-1793 63
3. Projecting the revolution on the Parisian work site, 1789-1793 96
4. The building trades of Paris during the terror and Thermidor, 1793-1795 146
5. Reconciling commerce and revolution, 1795-1805 183
6. Constraining capital, containing labor : state urban planning of Paris, 1802-1815 216
Conclusion and epilogue 243
Appendix 260
Notes 264
Bibliography 309
Index 333
Notes: LCCN: 2009043398
ISBN: 9780230574717
ISBN: 0230574718
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Examining 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"--Provided by publisher
Physical Description: xvii, 345 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 298778146
ISBN/ISSN: 9780230574717
0230574718

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