Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-Siecle Capital (Harvard Historical Studies (Hardcover))

Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-Siecle Capital (Harvard Historical Studies (Hardcover))

Besieged during the Franco-Prussian War, its buildings damaged, its finances mired in debt, Paris was a city in crisis. Alexia Yates chronicles the private actors and networks, practices and politics, that spurred the largest building boom of the nineteenth century, turning city-making into big business in the French capital.

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