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A History of the Barricade by Eric Hazan

A History of the Barricade

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A History of the Barricade by Eric Hazan
Nov 10, 2015 | 144 Pages
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A History of the Barricade is essential reading for anyone seeking a guided tour of revolutionary Paris … Hazan’s book is arguably the most readable, and constitutes a marvelous introduction to the history of revolt.”
—Daniel Benson, Left History

Praise for Eric Hazan’s The Invention of Paris:

“One of the greatest books about the city anyone has written in decades, towering over a crowded field, passionate and lyrical and sweeping and immediate.”
—Luc Sante, New York Review of Books

“Hazan wants to rescue individual moments from general forgetting and key sites from the bland homogenization of international city development; he is also a passionate left-wing historian seeking to rescue the truth of Paris’s revolutionary past.”
—Julian Barnes, London Review of Books

“A thorough, intricate and estimable book … full of interesting collected observations.”
—Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph

“A wondrous book, either to be read at home with a decent map, or carried about sur place through areas no tourists bother with.”
—Adam Thorpe, Guardian

“Hazan is all business. He trudges through Paris street by street, quoting what Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire or Kafka said about a particular spot, pointing out where barricades were once erected and thieves gathered for drinks.”
Financial Times

“Passionate and erudite.”
—Graham Robb, Times Literary Supplement

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