Paris Street Songs, 1748-50

A wonderful exploration of a little-known corner of subversive popular culture.  “Many of the verses were vulgar and many were devoted to bringing down the rich and powerful. Robert Darnton uncovers the ‘Affair of the Fourteen’” – here

Recordings of the songs can be listened to here.

 

‘Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King’ is freely available here.

27 long form articles on Casanova’s life and times are freely available here.

 

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