Paris en Flanant

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Article ID B0265


Paris en Flanant


Book in an 18th century binding embossed in gold with the coat of arms of the city of Paris on the front and back. Contents are a collection of postcards of Paris from the turn of the century on 24 pages with a total of 48 b/w postcards and two additional coloured ones. Compiled by J. C. Henneberg.


ca. 1900


test (111-111)


Historical Description

The ancient name of the city was Lutetia (also: Lutezia). Lutetia developed since the middle of the 3rd century BC from the Celtic settlement Lutetia of the Parisii tribe on the Seine island, which today is called île de la Cité. The city became known in the Roman Empire as Civitas Parisiorum or Parisia, but initially remained quite insignificant in occupied Gaul. In the 4th century, the present name of the city prevailed. In the 5th century, Roman rule was ended by the Merovingians. In 508 Paris became the capital of the Merovingian Empire under Clovis I (466-511). The Capetians made Paris the capital of France. Philip II. Augustus (1165-1223) had the city fortified. In 1190 a wall was built on the right bank of the Seine and in 1210 a rampart on the left bank. The Sorbonne in the south of Paris developed from several small schools.During the Huguenot Wars between 1562 and 1598, the city remained in Catholic possession. Thousands of Huguenots were murdered in Paris on the Night of St. Bartholomew in August 1572. At the instigation of Louis XIV (1638-1715), street lights were installed and the water supply was modernized. Paris remained the political center of France, due to its large population and its leading economic role in the country. When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, it was the population of Paris that paved the way for the abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of the first French Republic. Paris hosted six world expositions in 1855, 1867, 1878, 1889, 1900 and 1937, which underlined the cultural and political importance of the city. During the Second Empire, under the Prefect of Paris Haussmann, major transformations of the city took place, which still characterize the cityscape today. Paris experienced an economic and cultural heyday during the Belle Époque period of the Third Republic before 1914. In 1921, Paris reached a population of around 2.9 million, the highest in its history to this day.

Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)25,5 x 19,5 cm
ConditionBinding in calfskin with gold embossing and gilt edges


30.00 €

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