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Routledge Revivals: French Cities in the Nineteenth Century (1981)

1st Edition

Edited by John Merriman


308 pages

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Originally published in 1981, French Cities in the Nineteenth Century analyses large-scale processes of social change and how this affected the growth of towns and cities of nineteenth century France. The book looks at how this change affected the politics life of France during this period, and looks in depth at how the city was organised and how it worked. Urbanization created new uses of space, and new concerns for the people that lived among them. The book looks at social change as a collective experience for the people of France and how this transformed the societies in which they lived.

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations

List of Tables

1. Introduction: Images of the Nineteenth-Century French City, John M. Merriman

2. Restoration Town, Bourgeois City: Changing Urban Politics in Industrializing Limoges, John M. Merriman

3. Charivaris, Repertoires and Urban Politics, Charles Tilly

4. Proto-Urban Development and Political Mobilization During the Second Republic, Ted W. Margadant

5. Industrialization and Republican Politics: The Bourgeois of Reims and Saint-Étienne Under the Second Empire, David M. Gordon

6. Industry in the Changing Landscape from Daubigny to Monet, Robert L. Herbert

7. Three Faces of Capitalism: Women and Work in French Cities, Louise A. Tilly

8. Decazeville: Company Town and Work-Class Community, 1826-1914, Don Reid

9. Urbanization, Worker Settlement Patterns and Social Protest in Nineteenth-Century France, Michael P. Hanagan

10. Mayors Versus Police Chiefs: Socialist Municipalities Confront the French State, Joan W. Scott

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General