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The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Keith Reader

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Epicentre of the French Revolution of 1789, erstwhile bastion of the skilled working class, centre of radical agitation, and, along with Pigalle and Montmartre, a focus for popular and raffish ... More


Introduction: The Place de la Bastille

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book investigates the history and cultural geography of the Place de la Bastille, one of the most important lieux de mémoire (‘sites of memory’) in Paris, France, which was named after the ... More


‘What's that poor creature doing here?’: the area and the fortress before the Revolution of 1789

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Prior to the French Revolution of 1789, the quartier consisted of two buildings that represented the two major seats of power in pre-modern France: the State and the Roman Catholic Church. In 1198, a ... More


‘The strategy of the generals of Africa shattered’: the Restoration, Orleanist and Second Republic Years, 1815–1851

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

At the centre of the Place de la Bastille in Paris is the July Column, the foundation-stone of which had been laid on July 14, 1792. The following year, a large plaster fountain was built by ... More


‘Where is the noise of the storm that I love?’: The Second Empire from Hanssmann to the Commune

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During its twenty years of existence, the Second Empire witnessed a transformation in the layout, architecture, and social composition of Paris under the able leadership of Baron Georges-Eugène ... More


‘Satan's Bagpipes’: La Belle Époque's Forty-three Years of Peace

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The period between 1896, when France recovered from a prolonged economic crisis, and the outbreak of World War I in 1914, came to be known as La Belle Époque, and was characterised by political calm ... More


‘Slicked hair and splendid sideburns’: Occupation and Liberation

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the French Revolution, the Communist Party organised a march on July 14, 1939 from Bastille to Nation, and event that was attended by 50,000 people and which ... More


‘Let's have some sun!’: post-Gaullism and the Mitterrand years

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Georges Pompidou (1969–1974), who succeeded Charles de Gaulle as president of France, embarked on grandiose modernisation projects for Paris which included the construction of the Centre Beaubourg ... More


‘A real earthquake’: the impactof the Opéra on the quartier

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Bastille Opéra dramatically transformed the quartier, an impact likened by Philippe Denis, president of the association SOS-Paris, in July 1998 to an earthquake. The changes, made more profound ... More


Flânerie in the archive: the Faubourg/Bastille today

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter proposes a walk through the quartier of Paris to show that the Faubourg-Saint-Antoine still exists. Although the quartier appears to be on the brink of extinction, it may be saved by ... More


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