Some reading suggestions for research projects

The research projects you are doing on places in Paris require that you use at least two printed sources. In some cases, these will be easy to find. In others, you might need some help (please come ask me!). Here are some general resources on Paris that might have some information on your topic.

Colin Jones, Paris: Biography of a City
Feature boxes on the Arènes de Lutèce, the Philip Augustus Wall, Robert de Sorbon (university founder), the Parvis of Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Pont Neuf, the Café Procope, the catacombs, the mur des fédérés (at Père Lachaise cemetery), the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur of Montmartre, the Marais, and the Métro in the film "Zazie in the Métro."

Pierre Nora, ed., Realms of Memory, vol. 3
Chapters on the Louvre, the Pantheon, and the Eiffel Tower.

Eric Hazan, The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps
Organized by neighborhood. Material on Palais-Royal, Les Halles, Marais, Latin Quarter, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Champs-Elysées, Montmartre, Belleville.

Hilary Ballon, The Paris of Henri IV
Chapters on the Louvre, the Place des Vosges, and Pont Neuf.

Anthony Sutcliffe, Paris: An Architectural History
Not so much on specific monuments, but great on building styles.

Norma Evenson, Paris: A Century of Change, 1878-1978
Material on the metro.

Charles Rearick, Pleasures of the Belle Epoque
Chapter on worlds' fairs useful context for the Grand and Petit Palais.

If you start with the Wikipedia entry, as I suspect many of you will, be sure to look at the bibliography or further reading section.

If you cannot find the book in our library, then use Link+ to have it transfered from another library within 3-5 days:

And if you need help from a librarian, contact Kendra van Cleave, who is the history librarian, really knowledgeable, and super-nice:

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