A Traveller S History Of Paris

Author: Robert Cole
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566564854
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Packed with facts, anecdotes, and insight, this edition offers a complete history of Paris and the people who have shaped its destiny. Illustrations.

Traveller S History Of Paris

Author: Robert Cole
Editor: Haus Pub.
ISBN: 9781907973109
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This guide to Paris offers a complete history of the city and the people who have shaped its destiny, from its earliest settlement as Roman Lutetia Parisiorum with a few hundred inhabitants, to the metropolis of 20 centuries later.

A Traveller S History Of Italy

Author: Valerio Lintner
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN:
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Linter presents a compact portrait of Italy from prehistory to the present. Illustrations. Maps.

A Traveller S History Of Ireland

Author: Peter Neville
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781566561815
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A Traveller S History Of New Zealand And The South Pacific Islands

Author: John H. Chambers
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN:
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A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands gives the curious tourist not only a modern day portrait of New Zealand and the far flung islands, their political systems and economic diversity, but also looks at the early settling of this massive area which covers about a fifth of the whole surface of the earth. When European navigators first sailed into the region, they were astonished at the exotic shared culture and language of the natives, separated in many cases by terrifying stretches of open ocean. The story of the peopling of the South Pacific Islands and New Zealand is one of the world's great epics. The book also has practical information for visitors, an Historical Gazetteer, and is illustrated with relevant maps plus a Chronology of Events. Special topics covered include Firewalking in Fiji, the Musket Wars, the Haka, Polynesian Tattooing and the Jon Frum Cargo Cult of Vanuatu. Book jacket.

A Traveller S History Of China

Author: Stephen G. Haw
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
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Traces the history of China from the prehistoric civilizations of 4,000 years ago through the Tang and Song dynasties to its present status as one of the world's fastest-developing countries

A Traveller S History Of Russia And The Ussr

Author: Peter Neville
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN:
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The Traveller's History series is designed for travellers who want more historical background on the country they are visiting than can be found in a tour guide. Each volume offers a complete and authoritative history of the country from the earliest times up to the present. A Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text pin-points the historical importance of sights and towns. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this literate and lively series makes ideal before-you-go reading, and is just as handy tucked into suitcase or backpack. A Traveller's History of Russia gives a comprehensive survey of that country's past from the earliest times up to the era of "perestroika" and the end of the Soviet Union, its devolution into 15 separate republics, the tragedy of the Chechen War, right through to the present.

A Traveller S History Of Spain

Author: Juan Lalaguna
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781566561488
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Paris The Collected Traveler

Author: Barrie Kerper
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307739325
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Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource -- a compass of sorts -- pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination. This edition on Paris features: Distinguished writers, such as Mavis Gallant, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Herbert Gold, Olivier Bernier, Richard Reeves, Patricia Wells, Catharine Reynolds, and Gerald Asher, who share seductive pieces about Parisian neighborhoods, personalities, the Luxembourg Gardens, Père-Lachaise and other monuments, restaurants and wine bars, le Plan de Paris, and le Beaujolais Nouveau. Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings. An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, marches aux puces (flea markets), and money to telephones, tipping, and the VAT. Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.

A Traveller S History Of Australia

Author: John H. Chambers
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566563239
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A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA is essential reading for tourists, students, or anyone interested in its history and its amazing diversity. This book gives a complete account of that great democracy--from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some fifty or sixty thousand years ago, to the prepartion for the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000.

A Traveller S History Of France

Author: Robert Cole
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566562805
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This volume takes the reader from the first conquests of ancient Gaul through the Renaissance, the turmoil and triumph of the French Revolution, and on through the 20th century of French history, right up to the present day.

The People Of Paris

Author: Daniel Roche
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520060319
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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.

The Mini Rough Guide To Paris

Author: Ruth Blackmore
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848369336
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The Mini Rough Guide to Paris is your perfect companion to Europe's most visited and romantic capital. The full-colour section introduces Paris' highlights, with incisive accounts of all the top sights from the Eiffel Tower to the Marais quarter. You'll find updated accounts of all the key attractions, expert reviews of the best hotels and restaurants, as well as expanded coverage of all the top bars, shops, clubs and markets. The guide also covers excursions away from the city, including day-trips to Disneyland Paris and Versailles. This updated 4th edition comes complete with clear, readable maps that have grid references for all the top attractions and recommendations - all you need to know and nothing more. Entertaining, engaging, and opinionated, this guide is unbeatable.

Paris For Families

Author: Larry Lain
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566563604
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Paris for Families is your guide for the most memorable family holiday of your life, every-thing you need to know about making the most of your money, finding a home away from home in the city, and putting together an itinerary that is both practical and fun.

Fatal Avenue

Author: Richard Holmes
Editor: Arrow
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De Gaulle called it a 'fatal avenue' - that broad sweep of low-lying country stretching north east of Paris. Over the centuries, invading armies have swept back and forth over this bloody terrain. This book is both a history and a guide of a region that has witnessed more bitter military conflict than any other area of its size on earth.

The Story Of Paris

Author: Thomas Okey
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN:
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The History of Paris, says Michelet, is the history of the French monarchy: "Paris, France and the Dukes and Kings of the French, are three ideas," says Freeman, "which can never be kept asunder." The aim of the writer in the following pages has been to narrate the story of the capital city of France on the lines thus indicated. Moreover, men are ever touched by "sad stories of the death of kings," the pomp and majesty and the fate of princes. By a pathetic fallacy their capacity to suffer is measured by their apparent power to enjoy, and those are moved to tears by the spectacle of a Dauphin surrendered to the coarse and brutal tutelage of a sans-culotte, who read without emotion of thousands of Huguenot children torn from their mothers' arms and flung to the novercal cruelties of strangers in blood and creed. In the earlier chapters the legendary aspect of the story has been drawn upon rather more perhaps than an austere historical conscience would approve, but it is precisely a familiarity with these romantic stories, which at least are true in impression if not in fact, that the sojourner in Paris will find most useful, translated as they are in sculpture and in painting, on the decoration of her architecture, both modern and ancient, and implicit in the nomenclature of her ways. The story of Paris presents a marked contrast with that of an Italian city-state whose rise, culmination and fall may be roundly traced. Paris is yet in the stage of lusty growth. Time after time, like a young giantess, she has burst her cincture of walls, cast off her outworn garments and renewed her armour and vesture. Hers are no grass-grown squares and deserted streets; no ruined splendours telling of pride abased and glory departed; no sad memories of waning cities once the mistresses of sea and land; none of the tears evoked by a great historic tragedy; none of the solemn pathos of decay and death. Paris has more than once tasted the bitterness of humiliation; Norseman and Briton, Russian and German have bruised her fair body; the dire distress of civic strife has exhausted her strength, but she has always emerged from her trials with marvellous recuperation, more flourishing than before. Since 1871, when the city, crushed under a twofold calamity of foreign invasion and of internecine war, seemed doomed to bleed away to feeble insignificance, her prosperity has so increased that house rent has doubled and population risen from 1,825,274 in 1870 to 2,714,068 in 1901. The growth of Paris from the settlement of an obscure Gallic tribe to the most populous, the most cultured, the most artistic, the most delightful and seductive of continental cities has been prodigious, yet withal she has maintained her essential unity, her corporate sense and peculiar individuality. Paris, unlike London, has never expatiated to the effacement of her distinctive features and the loss of civic consciousness. The city has still a definite outline and circumference, and over her gates to-day one may read, Entrée de Paris. The Parisian is, and always has been, conscious of his citizenship, proud of his city, careful of her beauty, jealous of her reputation. The essentials of Parisian life remain unchanged since mediæval times. Busy multitudes of alert, eager burgesses crowd her streets; ten thousand students stream from the provinces, from Europe, and even from the uttermost parts of the earth, to eat of the bread of knowledge at her University. The old collegiate life is gone, but the arts and sciences are freely taught as of old to all comers; and a lowly peasant lad may carry in his satchel the portfolio of a prime minister or the insignia of a president of the republic, even as his mediæval prototype bore a bishop's mitre or a cardinal's hat.

The History Of Paris From Caesar To Saint Louis

Author: Maurice Druon
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paris Under The Occupation

Author: Gilles Perrault
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A photographic history of Paris and its inhabitants under German occupation

A Traveller S History Of Croatia

Author: Benjamin W. Curtis
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
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An inside look at the complex roots of Croatian history--from the earliest time to the present--as well as the many influences visitors will see on its towns, ports, and islands. One definite conclusion can be drawn about Croatia in the early 21st century: it has established itself as one of the worlds most coveted tourist destinations. Maps and line drawings.

A Traveller S History Of England

Author: Christopher Daniell
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
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This compact volume . . . delivers a solid, comprehensive and entertaining overview of Englands history . . . a delightful source.--Library Journal. A Travellers History of England deals with all the major periods of English history and gives a comprehensive and enjoyable survey of Englands past from prehistoric times to the present.