The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-century Paris by Casey Harison

The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-century Paris by Casey Harison

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The stonemasons were well-known for their skills, and their seasonal migration from central France, but especially for their role in rebellion. This book places the masons' story within the larger history of nineteenth-century Paris. The coverage spans the long nineteenth century, starting before 1789 and ending near 1914.

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This book connects the story of a group of migrant workers to the question of why Paris became the nineteenth century's "capital of revolution," and why this stage of the city's history ended. The stonemasons were well-known for their skills, their seasonal migration from central France, but especially for their role in rebellion. They were set apart by a persistent reputation tying them to the city's tumultuous legacy and to a physical location - the Place de Greve - where they sought jobs. Parisians and police saw the masons as part of the "dangerous classes," while to bosses they were considered "docile." The frequency with which the stonemasons were arrested following political unrest had no precedent. This analysis is the only one that places the masons' story within the larger history of nineteenth-century Paris. The coverage spans the long nineteenth century, starting before 1789 and ending near 1914.

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SKU GOR007103468
Title The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-century Paris
Author By (author) Casey Harison
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Associated University Presses
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 0874130204
ISBN 13 9780874130201
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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This book connects the story of a group of migrant workers to the question of why Paris became the nineteenth century's "capital of revolution," and why this stage of the city's history ended. The stonemasons were well-known for their skills, their seasonal migration from central France, but especially for their role in rebellion. They were set apart by a persistent reputation tying them to the city's tumultuous legacy and to a physical location - the Place de Greve - where they sought jobs. Parisians and police saw the masons as part of the "dangerous classes," while to bosses they were considered "docile." The frequency with which the stonemasons were arrested following political unrest had no precedent. This analysis is the only one that places the masons' story within the larger history of nineteenth-century Paris. The coverage spans the long nineteenth century, starting before 1789 and ending near 1914.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007103468
Title The Stonemasons of Creuse in Nineteenth-century Paris
Author By (author) Casey Harison
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Associated University Presses
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 336
ISBN 10 0874130204
ISBN 13 9780874130201
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No