The Birth of Intimacy
Privacy and Domestic Life in Early Modern Paris
1. Auflage November 1991
1991. 320 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-0693-4 - John Wiley & Sons
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This lively new book examines the origins of modern intimacy and domestic life. Focusing on Paris in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the author explores the emergence and development of ideas such as 'sociability', 'comfort' and 'the home.
On the basis of extensive and original research, Pardailhé-Galabrun describes early modern Paris as a city of contrasts: between buildings constructed as rental properties with ordinary, cramped facades, and the townhouses of the nobility, with carriage entrances, standing on lots alongside spacious courtyards and gardens. She has produced a vivid picture of the texture and warmth of life in the domestic world of pre-Revolutionary Parisians.
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Preface by Pierre Chaunu.
1. Geographic Location of Households in Paris and its Suburbs.
2. A Sample of the Population in Paris.
3. The Parisian Home: From Vertical to Horizontal.
4. Daily Actions in the Privacy of the Home.
5. Elements of Convenience in the Home.
6. Home Decoration.
7. A Look at Spiritual and Cultural Life as seen through Household Objects.
List of Scholars who contributed to the Preparation of this Work.