The People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the 18th Century
In his collective portrait of the common people, Roche offers a rich and fascinating description of their lives—their housing, food, dress, financial dealings, literature, domestic life, and leisure time. Roche’s highly readable style and use of contemporary quotations enliven the reader’s view of eighteenth-century Paris and Parisians.
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Foreword to the French edition
Paris and Her People
Housing and Accommodation
Learning to be Consumers
abbe affluent appearance Ardellier artisans Auvergnats Auvergne average behaviour Botlan bourgeois Bretonne building camisoles capital casual labourers cent centre classes in Paris Classes inferieures clothes colour cost culture daily Domesticite dress eighteenth century faience Farge faubourg Saint-Antoine faubourg Saint-Germain faubourg Saint-Marcel fortunes furnished rooms furniture habits hierarchy houses Ibid important increase inventories journeymen labouring classes legacies Les Halles Les Parisiennes less linen living livres lodgings Louis XIV Louis XVI lower classes Marivaux marriage masters Messance migrants Monsieur Nicolas notaries organisation Parisian popular classes Parisiennes peuple Picardy police poor population poverty provincial quarter reading reign of Louis rents Retif revealed Revolution rich rue Saint-Denis Saint-Eustache Sebastien Mercier Servants Wage-earners Servants shirts siecle social society sous space street Table Tableau de Paris tavern tion town urban utensils Wage-earners Servants Wage-earners wages wardrobe wine women workers