The People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the 18th Century
In his collective portrait of the common people, Roche offers a rich and fascinating description of their lives—their housing, food, dress, financial dealings, literature, domestic life, and leisure time. Roche’s highly readable style and use of contemporary quotations enliven the reader’s view of eighteenth-century Paris and Parisians.
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Foreword to the French edition
Space and Population
Who were le peuple?
Popular Fortunes and Misfortunes
Housing and Accommodation
Learning to be Consumers
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abbé affluent Ancien Régime appearance artisans Auvergnats average behaviour Botlan bourgeois Bretonne building capital casual labourers cent Châtelet classes in Paris Classes inférieures clothes colour culture daily Domesticité dress eighteenth century faience Farge faubourg Saint-Antoine faubourg Saint-Germain faubourg Saint-Marcel fortunes France furnished rooms furniture habits hierarchy houses Ibid important increase inventories journeymen labouring classes legacies Les Halles Les Parisiennes less linen living livres lodgings Louis XIV Louis XVI lower classes Marivaux marriage masters Messance migrants Monsieur Nicolas notaries Nuits organisation parishes Parisian popular classes Parisiennes peuple place Vendôme police poor population poverty provincial quartiers reading reign of Louis rents Rétif revealed Revolution rich Saint-Eustache Sébastien Mercier Servants Wage-earners Servants shirts social society sous space streets Table Tableau de Paris tavern tion town urban utensils Wage-earners Servants Wage-earners wages wardrobe wine women workers
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