In Old Paris

Edited & Translated
by Robert W. Berger

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Robert W. Berger

Introduction

ix

I.

Jean de Jandun (1323)

Introduction
Bibliography
A Treatise of the Praises of Paris

1
6
7

II.

Guillebert de Mets (1407-34)

Introduction
Bibliography
The Description of
the City of Paris

19
24
25

III.

The Venetian Ambassador's Secretary (1577-79)

Introduction
Bibliography
A Description of Paris

39
43
45

IV.

Giovanni Paolo Marana (1692)

Introduction
Bibliography
A Pleasant Critique of Paris

57
64
65

V.

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin (1790)

Introduction
Bibliography
Letters from Paris

93
101
103

Appendix: The Size and Population of Paris
(14th-18th Centuries)

141

Maps
Parisian History, Urbanism and Architecture: A Select Bibliography
Architectural Gazetteer
Glossary
Index

146





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