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The People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the 18th Century

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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.
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Published May 12th 1987 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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i really need a category for "french history books that would be great if they didn't indulge in what seems to be a peculiarly french obsession with population statistics."
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Daniel Roche is a French social and cultural historian. His primary field of research is the cultural history of France during the later years of the Ancien Régime.
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