Paris Babylon: the story of the Paris Commune
Paris in 1869 was known to the world as "the new Babylon", a city obsessed with sex and money, on the verge of the Franco-Prussian War and a five-month siege. Christiansen explains how and why this happened while painting a richly entertaining picture of Parisian life. Photos.
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Review: Paris Babylon: the Story of the Paris CommuneUser Review - Geoffrey Fox - Goodreads
Wittily told and extensively researched, this brief account of the Second Empire, the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune has two special merits. First, it is more sociological than ideological ... Read full review
Review: Paris Babylon: The Story of the Paris CommuneUser Review - Goodreads
I should note that the edition that I read was subtitled 'Grandeur, Decadence, and Revolution 1869-1875', which is more accurate, as well as more exciting, than 'The Story of the Paris Commune'. This ...
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