New Orleans as a Global City: Contemporary Assessment and Past Glory

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September 29, 2016

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agglomérations urbaines histoire mondialisation ville culture economy global history globalization Globalisierung globale Netzwerke Kultur Globalgeschichte Wirtschaft Urban Studies History POL002000 SOC026020 JFSF RPC


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Robert Dupont, « New Orleans as a Global City: Contemporary Assessment and Past Glory », innsbruck university press, ID : 10670/1.4waxvd


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Introduction In the early months of 1718, French explorer Jean-Batiste le Moyne de Bienville stood on the banks of the Mississippi River. According to the directions issued by the Company of the West, he had recently been granted a twenty-five year monopoly over the Louisiana colony and was to establish a settlement “thirty leagues” upriver from the mouth of the Mississippi. The company further directed that the settlement be called Nouvelle Orleans in honor of the Duc d’Orleans, regent to Lo...

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