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Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Siege of Paris

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

The siege of Paris ended on January 28th, 1871.
The siege of Paris began on September 17th, 1870, and from that day communications were cut.’ So says a curious document in the British Museum: a brevet de prĂ©sence, a certificate that the holder had lived in Paris during the…

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