Constructing Paris in the Age of Revolution

  • Allan Potofsky

About this book


Examining the social and political history of workers and entrepreneurs engaged in constructing the French capital from 1763-1815, this book argues that Paris construction was a core sector in which 'archaic' and 'innovative' practices were symbiotically used by guilds, the state, and enterprises to launch the commercial revolution in France.


Ancien Régime commerce France history revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Allan Potofsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36545-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24528-0
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