Edo and Paris: Urban Life and the State in the Early Modern Era

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James L. McClain, John M. Merriman, Kaoru Ugawa
Cornell University Press, 1997 - History - 483 pages
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'Edo and Paris marks a watershed in Western-language historical scholarship on Japan...From within the comparative thematic framework the editors have provided, the reworkings of our understanding of Paris may help us rewrite history (and histories) from more inclusive perspectives.'-Eighteenth-Century Studies--
  

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Contents

Cities and Power
3
GOVERNANCE fPrfJSB
41
Louis XIV and the Cities
68
State Control and Municipal Authority in France
86
SPACE tPrfrSfS
105
Power Space and Investments in Paris
132
Tokugawa lemitsus
153
The Crisis of 17381741
175
The Festivity of the Parisian Boulevards
292
Rres and Firefighting in the Shoguns
310
The History of the Book in Edo and Paris
332
Guilds False Workers and the Faubourg SaintAntoine
355
The Law and the People of Edo
384
Edo Riots
407
State Formation and Contention in Japan and France
429
Visions of the City
455

Policies of the Shogunate and the Crisis of 1733
211
Edos Water Supply
234
CULTURE
247
A Brief Excursion into the Narrative
253
Glossary
465
Contributors
473
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About the author (1997)

James L. McClain is professor of history at Brown University and the award-winning author of Kamazawa: A Seventeenth Century Castle Town. He and his family live in Providence, Rhode Island.

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