The Seven Ages of Paris is a great historian's tribute to a city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know. The problem stems from a lack of concrete and detailed information about Paris itself over the ages. .list-item-image{height:3.5rem;width:3.5rem}.list-profile-image{height:3.5rem;width:3.5rem;overflow:hidden;border-radius:50%}.atwl-list-name{display:inline-block;max-width:13.5rem;white-space:nowrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;padding-left:3%}.atwl-list-name-expand{display:inline-block;white-space:nowrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;padding-left:5px}.list-profile-image-column{vertical-align:baseline!important}.atwl-privacy{padding-left:.5rem;position:relative;display:inline-block;bottom:.5rem}#heart-background{background-color:#fff;opacity:.95;margin-bottom:.5rem;margin-left:.5rem;width:3.3rem;height:3.3rem;border-radius:3.3rem}.list-heart-sprite{float:left;display:inline-block;max-width:3rem}.list-heart{z-index:95;position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0;padding:1rem}.text-dark-sky-color{color:#00464F}#heart-list-name{color:#00464F;border-bottom:solid 2px #82D8E2;line-height:2.5rem}.heart-dropdown{margin-left:1rem;display:inline-block}.list-heart-underline{border-bottom:solid 2px #82D8E2}#heart-added-toast-contents,#heart-removed-toast-contents{float:left;padding-bottom:1rem;margin-left:4rem;display:inline-flex}.heart-toast-text{overflow:hidden;display:inline-block;text-overflow:ellipsis;white-space:nowrap}#heart,#heart-background,#unheart{position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0}.list-heart-sprite-simple{background-size:4.3rem 4.3rem;background-position:0rem 1.7rem;background-repeat:no-repeat;display:inline-block;position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0;max-width:6rem!important}.list-heart-simple{position:absolute;left:0;bottom:0}.list-heart .list-heart-state-saved{background-image:url(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/wishlist/heart_saved_mob_2x._CB454125771_.png);width:6rem;height:6rem}.list-heart .list-heart-state-save{background-image:url(https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/wishlist/heart_save_mob_2x._CB464597060_.png);width:6rem;height:6rem}.heart-notification{background-color:#464646;position:fixed;left:0;bottom:-15%;z-index:9999;width:100%;height:4.5rem;font-size:1.2rem}.heart-notification-text{color:#fff;font-size:1.2rem;white-space:nowrap;overflow:hidden;text-overflow:ellipsis;display:inline-block;max-width:100%} In this luminous portrait of Paris, celebrated historian Alistair Horne gives us the history, culture, disasters, and triumphs of one of the worlds truly great cities. Better to give you a tidbit about some old dead person's weird idiosyncrasies than actual historical context. This book is thoroughly readable and yet ultimately disappointing. One of the most difficult books I have ever forced myself to complete and I kind of think I am pretty good at reading boring books. Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019. You learn very little of the changes in the governmental structure, the organization of the food supply, the periods of architectural change -- isn't that what a. I've been stuck at Napoleon for a few months now because I keep finding other, more interesting things, to read. It seemed like David taking on Goliath, but Philippe was cunning in his strategy of isolating the old King by forming alliances with his sons, first Geoffrey, then Richard (Prince Henry having died barely three years after his father-in-law Louis)-and also with Barbarossa, the German Emperor. 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