Paris: A Brief History
"Paris: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at the city's transformation from a narrow medieval city to one of Earth's most desirable destinations. This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the city as we know it. You'll explore the exciting history behind the city's major cultural, economic, and architectural mainstays.
It is what it says it is - brief. It focuses mostly on the 1800s and after, dealing with the modern design and moving into WW II. It is not a linenar history, more of a thematic. It also is very up to date, mentioning the riots and the causes of a few years ago. I'd say it's a good introduction to Paris, in particular the culture with the focus on food and fashi ...more