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FREN6705

Paris from Lutece to Present

The History of Paris for Lutece to Present

The history of Paris from the Gallo-Roman city (52-253 A.D) until the 20th century. This study of Paris will go through urban sociology, art and urban history, based on archaeological traces, etchings, urban maps, paintings and first photography's. We will cover the general characteristics of the city during Middle Age fortifications; the beginnings of a monarchy supported by religious power; the development of the Paris fortress (The Louvre); the 16th century influx of Italian culture to the Parisian context during the 19th century urban transformations and finally, Paris’ metamorphosis during the 20th century.

No Book Required
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2008

FREN6705A-L08 Lecture (Sala)