Neighbourhood and Community in Paris, 1740-1790 / Edition 1

Neighbourhood and Community in Paris, 1740-1790 / Edition 1

by David Garrioch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521522315

ISBN-13: 9780521522311

Pub. Date: 08/08/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Paris was the second largest city in Europe, with a population of some half a million. Contemporary writers described it as anonymous and chaotic, and so it must have seemed to many new arrivals from the provinces. Yet the records of the local police officials, which have remained virtually untouched for two hundred

Overview

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Paris was the second largest city in Europe, with a population of some half a million. Contemporary writers described it as anonymous and chaotic, and so it must have seemed to many new arrivals from the provinces. Yet the records of the local police officials, which have remained virtually untouched for two hundred years, reveal a world which was far from anonymous, where most people went about their daily affairs in streets and shops where not only the places but also the faces were familiar. From the mass of individual disputes and incidents reported to the police in each quarter there emerges a picture of a structured, largely self-regulating local community based first and foremost on neighbourhood ties. This study explores the way that such communities functioned and were maintained, and in the process touches on many aspects of life in eighteenth-century Paris.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521522311
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of tables and graphs; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The primacy of neighbourhood and the local community; 2. The family; 3. Work; 4. Religion; 5. Recreation and leisure sociability; 6. The evolution of the local community; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index/glossary.

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