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By Mary McAuliffe PhD

ISBN-10: 1442209275

ISBN-13: 9781442209275

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ISBN-13: 9781442209282

A humiliating army defeat by way of Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising—Paris in 1871 was once a shambles, and the query loomed, "Could this outstanding urban even survive?"

With the addition of an evocative new preface, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader again to those perilous years following the abrupt cave in of the second one Empire and France's doubtful enterprise into the 3rd Republic. by means of 1900, Paris had recovered and the Belle Epoque used to be in complete flower, however the a long time among have been tricky, marked by way of struggles among republicans and monarchists, the Republic and the Church, and an ongoing monetary malaise, darkened via a emerging tide of virulent anti-Semitism.

Yet those related years additionally witnessed a unprecedented blossoming in artwork, literature, poetry, and song, with the Parisian cultural scene dramatically upended via revolutionaries comparable to Monet, Zola, Rodin, and Debussy, even whereas Gustave Eiffel was once demanding architectural culture together with his iconic tower.

Through the eyes of those pioneers and others, together with Sarah Bernhardt, Georges Clemenceau, Marie Curie, and César Ritz, we witness their struggles with the forces of culture throughout the ultimate years of a century hurtling in the direction of its shut. via wealthy illustrations and shiny narrative, McAuliffe brings this shiny and seminal period to life.

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