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News about my books and the stephanekirkland.com site and blog

Publishers Weekly Interview

logo-transThis week Publishers Weekly publishes an interview with me in advance of the release of Paris Reborn on April 2.

The pieces discusses Paris and its history, Napoleon III, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, and some of the surprising aspects of the Second Empire rebuilding of the French capital recounted in Paris Reborn.

The Death and Life of Great French Cities: PW Talks with Stephane Kirkland is available on line, but the full piece is only accessible to Publishers Weekly subscribers.

Cosmopolitanism in the Culture and Planning of Second Empire Paris

This weekend I am in New York, speaking at Columbia University as part of the Urban History Association’s annual conference. I’ll be discussing the idea of cosmopolitanism as it relates to urban planning in the first years of the Second Empire (1852-1855). An excerpt of my talk appears below.

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