Flashcards in Chp3 French Society: City Life Deck (10):
What was the largest city in France in 1700s?
What was the approximate population of Paris in 1700?
Where was Paris located in France?
145 miles from the coast (English Channel) and on the river Seine
Why had Paris grown so much?
Many people from the countryside had moved their looking for work.
What were living conditions like in Paris?
Even people with good jobs like shopkeepers had to spend ½ their income on food
How did most Parisians live?
most people in Paris were very poor and lived in slums
In the 1700s Paris had a huge population of....
beggars, vagrants and thieves
How were the aristocrats insensitive to the social plight of the other classes?
They displayed their extraordinary wealth without embarrassment
What was the problem with inflation?
Because of the influx of people, prices of wheat skyrocketed, which made bread too expensive for poor people