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Old Mahé (1721-1817) : according to eighteenth-century French plans

Abstract : Few people know the tragic fate of Old Mahé which was destroyed three times by the British. Though nothing remains of the ancient settlement, it should be known that, until the middle of the 18th century, it was an urban centre of considerable importance, a Franco-Indian creation which should not be forgottten. Fortunately, this heritage is preserved in the magnificent eighteenth-century plans kept in the French Archives which bring back to life the old town and give priceless details on its ancient structures. This book is therefore an introduction to the history of Mahé and an inventory of its lost monuments.
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Jean Deloche. Old Mahé (1721-1817) : according to eighteenth-century French plans. Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, 39 p., 2014. ⟨hal-02961293⟩



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