Paris
An Electronic Tour of the Old City

Edited by Robert W. Berger

Introduction

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Illustrations and Maps

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1.

ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES TO 1400

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Map I. Paris c. 1400

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Julian the Apostate, Misopogon

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Abbo of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, The Battles of the City of Paris

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Gui de Bazoches, Letter to a Friend

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Johannes de Hauvilla, Architrenius

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Rigord, The Deeds of Philip Augustus

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The Monasteries of Paris

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Adenet Le Roi, Berte aus grans piés

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The Bridges of Paris

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Jean de Jandun, Treatise of the Praises of Paris

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Christine de Pisan, Le livre des faits et bonnes moeurs

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2.

THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY

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Eustache Deschamps, Quant j’ai la terre et mer avironee

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Guillebert de Mets, Description of the City of Paris

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Parisian Views from the Très Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry

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Antoine Astesan, Descriptive Eulogy of the City of Paris

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Altarpiece of the Parlement of Paris

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Jean Fouquet, Paris in Perspective

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Master of Saint Giles, Saint Leu Working Miraculous Cures

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3.

THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

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Map II. Paris c. 1600

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Alberto Vignati, Description of the City of Paris

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The Great Manuscript Map and Its Progeny

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Eustathius von Knobelsdorf, Lutetiae Descriptio

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Episodes from the Parable of the Prodigal Son

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View of the Cemetery and Church of the Holy Innocents

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Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau the Elder, The Grand’ Salle

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Arnold van Buchel of Utrecht, Description of Paris

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Procession of the Reliquary of Saint Genevieve

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François II Bunel (attrib.), The Procession of the Catholic League

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Francesco Gregory d’Ierni, Paris in 1596 Seen by an Italian

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Thomas Platter the Younger of Basel, Description of Paris

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4.

THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

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Views Up and Down the Seine

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Étienne Martellange, Two Parisian Views

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Anonymous, Vista of Paris

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Jacques Callot, View from the Pont Neuf and View to the Pont Neuf

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Anonymous Flemish Painter, View from the Pont Neuf

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Eustache Le Sueur, View of Paris with the Plan of the Charterhouse

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Israël Silvestre, View from the Pont des Tuileries

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The People of Paris as Subjects of Art

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Abraham Bosse, Cris de Paris

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Jean Michelin, The Baker’s Cart

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Abraham Bosse, La Galerie du Palais

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Pierre Corneille, La Galerie du Palais ou l’Amie rivale

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Sebastiano Locatelli, Voyage de France

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Popular Religion: Festivals and Processions

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Henri Sauval, Festivals and Processions

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The Parisian Underworld

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Henri Sauval, The Courts of Miracles

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Sebastiano Locatelli, Crime and Punishment

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Paris Satirized

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François Berthod and François Chauveau, Paris Burlesque

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Paul Scarron, Paris

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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Sixth Satire

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Paris and London Compared

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John Evelyn, The State of France

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The Faubourgs

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Sebastiano Locatelli, A Traveler’s Description

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Louis de Licherie, The Ecstasy of Saint Joseph

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Israël Silvestre, View from the Plaine de Vaugirard

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A Late-Century Visitor

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Martin Lister, A Journey to Paris in the Year 1698

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5.

THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

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Map III. Paris c. 1800

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Paris Revealed: The Plan Turgot

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Joachim Christoph Nemeitz, A Handbook for Foreign Visitors

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Étienne Jeaurat: A Mid-Century Painter of the Streets

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Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin, Recorder of Parisian Life

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Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Raguenet: Painter of Parisian Views

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Two Late-Century Observers

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Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Le Tableau de Paris

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Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne, Les Nuits de Paris

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The End of Old Paris: Some Witnesses of the Revolution

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Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Letters of a Russian Traveler

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William Augustus Miles, Correspondence on the French Revolution

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Nicolas Ruault, Letter from Paris

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Henry Swinburne, Letter from Paris

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Notes

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Bibliographical Guide

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