Constructing Paris in the Age of Revolution

Author(s): 
Potofsky, Allan
ISBN: 
9781137264343
Date published: 
October 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£23.99

Examining the social and political history of workers and entrepreneurs engaged in constructing the French capital from 1763-1815, this book argues that Paris construction was a core sector in which 'archaic' and 'innovative' practices were symbiotically used by guilds, the state, and enterprises to launch the commercial revolution in France.