Friday, 4 November 2011

History of Paris

Little historical:

The fate of Paris is related to a combination of several factors, geographical and political. Clovis is in the fifth century who decided to install the fixed organs of political power in the kingdom in the small city of Parisii. The capital position will be confirmed by the Capetians, after a hiatus of two centuries during the Carolingian period.

The position of Paris at a crossroads between land and river trade routes in the heart of a rich agricultural region has made it one of the main cities in France during the tenth century, with royal palaces, wealthy abbeys and a cathedral in during the twelfth century Paris became one of the first centers in Europe for education and the arts.

Whether the Fronde, the French Revolution or closer to us in May 1968, Paris has always been at the heart of events that have marked the history of France.

The coat of arms of the City of Paris:

The arms of Paris expressed thus: Gules, equipped and dressed the nave of money floating on waves of the same movement of the tip, the head sewn azure fleurdelysé gold

Motto: "Fluctuat nec mergitur," which means "He is beaten by the waves but does not sink." It evokes the Scilicet, vessel also shows the image of the city and symbol of the powerful corporation of Merchants Nautes or water, the municipal manager of the Middle Ages.

The patron saint is St. Genevieve, which would have ruled out Attila and the Huns in the fifth century the city by his prayers. His shrine is today at the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Mont.

Named Paris:

Paris is named after the Gallic tribe of Parisii (a Parisius, the Parisii). The word Paris is in fact the transformation, over time, from the Latin Civitas Parisiorum (City of Parisii), a designation that has prevailed over Lutetia (Lutece). The name of Parisii is not known with certainty. It could derive from the Gallic word Kwar (career), with reference to the many careers in the Paris region.

The etymology of Paris is the source of many interpretations, often more eccentric with each other in order to glorify the "most beautiful city in the world" and assign the most prestigious origins. Historians of the Middle Ages as the monk of St. Denis Rigord have linked the founding of the Paris of Troy, the Trojans having emigrated when installed on the banks of the Seine and have named their new city the name of Paris, son of Priam and lover of Helen. There are also the etymology Parisia, "audacity" in Greek. In the sixteenth century Baptist of Mantua wrote in Vita Sancti Dionysii that Parisians are from Parrhasiens, City of Arcadia, and companions of Heracles (Hercules). Gilles Corrozet in the prime of Antiquities of the most noble and Triumph as town and city of Paris, published in 1532 estimated that Paris is named after a temple of Isis (ISIS), Egyptian goddesses, whose statue is located at the Saint-Germain-des-Prés. [1]

For François Rabelais finally, his explanation of the origin of the name appears in chapter seventeen of Gargantua, "" I Croy marroufles voulent that I paid their coming hither my good and my proficiat. This is right. I tell them voys give the wine, but it will only be by Rys. "
Then, smiling, his beautiful destacha fly, and taking his mentule in the air, compissa so bitterly that he drowned two hundred and sixty thousand four hundred and ten huyt, besides women and children Petiz.
Any number of iceulx EVADA this pissefort to legiereté feet, and when were hault at the University, Suan, toussans, and out of crachans Halen, began to deny and swear, the UNGS in anger, by the Aultre Rys: "Carymary, carymara! By holy Mamy, we bathe her by Rys" Which was from the town called Paris, which we previously appelloit Leucece, as saith Strabo, lib. III, ie, Greek, Blanchette, for the white thighs of the ladies said place. And, as far as new tax in order that he named all present swore the saints every one of his parish, the Parisians, who are faictz of all people and all parts are by nature good jurors and good jurists, and somewhat oultrecuydez, which considers Joaninus Barranco, libro From copiositate reverentiarum that are in dictz Parrhesiens Grecisme, that is proud to talk about ».


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