Paris in July 2022: Day 9: Paris History

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Day 9
Paris history

One of my French students loves history and he is planning to spend a month in Paris. so I found this series of 4 videos on Paris history.
They are very well done and full of great information.

Here is the first one, on the very beginning of Paris:

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK
ON THE HISTORY OF PARIS?

17 thoughts on “Paris in July 2022: Day 9: Paris History

  1. These look interesting – wish my French was better! I find the various Revolutions to be very interesting and have a stack of books about them on the TBR – you remind me I really should get to more of them!

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  2. It’s not a history book, and it certainly only spans a short period of Paris’s past, but the book that stays with me is Andrew Miller’s Pure, a sort of parable of the French Revolution. It’s probably one of my Top Reads ever, though it’s some years since I first read it. I’ll watch those videos later – thanks!

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  3. Thank you, I will have a look. I love history so should be something for me. I can’t remember reading any overall history of France. However, when you read about European history France is always there. At a time, when I was young, I was totally fascinated by Lois XIV and read a lot of books about him and his time. The history of France is fascinating to say the least.

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      • Great, thank you. I will try to find it. It sounds interesting with the Geography at the end. I recently read Prisoners of Geography (Ten maps that tell you everything you need to know about global politics) by Tim Marshall. It is a different take on the history of various countries based on the geography. Very interesting.

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  5. One of the things I love about Paris in July is the immersion we are doing with that lovely city and it’s surrounds. I am picking up so much history from posts, and also from my own reading. In particular, I am enjoying the historical fiction novel Paris by Edward Rutherford right now. While not masterfully plotted out, it is filled to the brim with fascinating facts.

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  6. Some of the books I like about Paris history are:
    Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes
    750 Years in Paris by Vincent Mahé
    At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell
    When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends by Mary McAuliffe
    A Bite-Sized History of France: Delicious, Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment by Stephane Henaut
    Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne

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