HS 353 - Histories and Legends of Paris

This course is an introduction to the history of Paris, the administrative and cultural center of France. It is a general overview of the history of France and its capital Paris. The historical period studied goes back to the origins of the creation of Paris from the Gallo-Roman period until the present, following a chronological timeline. For pedagogical reasons the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries are at the focus of this course. The history of France, the study of morals and society, the artistic and cultural history, including architecture and urban planning etc., occupy a major place in our discussion. Paris, its social life and its architecture have attracted the attention of painters, writers, photographers and filmmakers. We will also study the representation or the iconography of Paris that we also discuss. In summary: This course is an introduction to the history of Paris. It is a general overview and an introduction course

Note: This course is offered during the regular semester and in the summer. For summer sections, the course schedule is condensed, but the content, learning outcomes, and contact hours are the same.

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