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Seven ages of Paris

Alistair Horne

Seven ages of Paris

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Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Paris (France) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 428-436) and index.

    StatementAlistair Horne.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC707 .H74 2002, DC707 .H74 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 458 p., [24] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages458
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17720073M
    ISBN 100679454810
    LC Control Number2002029653


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