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The Marais: The Story of a Quartier

Keith Reader


This book explores the history and the vicissitudes of one of Paris’s most extraordinary areas, the Marais. Centrally located on the Right Bank, this neighbourhood was from the Middle Ages through to the eighteenth century the most fashionable in the city, headquarters of the nobility who endowed it with resplendent architecture. The Court’s move to Versailles and the Revolution of 1789 led to the quartier’s decline, so that in the nineteenth century and the earlier part of the twentieth it was in parlous shape, its fine buildings run down and often severely overcrowded. It escaped wholesale d ... More

Keywords: Cultural topography, Representations of Paris, Gay studies, Jewish studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621044
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Reader, author