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The Old Regime and the Revolution: Notes on the French Revolution and Napoleon

The Old Regime and the Revolution: Notes on the French Revolution and Napoleon

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With his monumental work "The Old Regime and the Revolution, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)-best known for his classic "Democracy in America-envisioned a multivolume philosophic study of the origins of modern France that would examine the implications of French history on the nature and development of democratic society. Volume 1, which covered the eighteenth-century background to the Revolution, was published to great acclaim in 1856. On the continuation of this project, he wrote: "When this Revolution has finished its work, [this volume] will show what that work really was, and what the new society which has come from that violent labor is, what the Revolution has taken away and what it has preserved from that old regime against which it was directed." Tocqueville died in the midst of this work. Here in volume 2-in clear and modern English-is all that he had completed, including the chapters he started for a work on Napoleon, notes and analyses he made in the course of researching and writing the first volume, and his notes on his preparation for his continuation. Based on the new French critical edition of "The Old Regime, most of the translated texts have never before appeared in English, and many of those that have appeared have been considerably altered in light of subsequent research. More than ever before, readers will be able to glean how Tocqueville's account of the Revolution would have come out, had he lived to finish it. This handsomely produced volume completes the set and is essential reading for anyone interested in the French Revolution or in Tocqueville's thought.

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Autor: Alexis De Tocqueville
ISBN-13: 9780226805337
ISBN: 0226805336
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 512
Gewicht: 862 g
Format: 236x161x38 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Alexis De Tocqueville
Editiert von: Francois Furet, Francoise Melonio
Francois Furet (1927-1997) was the leading French historian of the Revolution and, according to the "New York Times," "one of the most influential French thinkers of the post-war era." Francoise Melonio is the editor of Gallimard's critical edition of Tocqueville's complete works. Alan S. Kahan is an associate professor in the history department at Florida International University and the author of "Aristocratic Liberalism."

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Autor: Alexis De Tocqueville
ISBN-13:: 9780226805337
ISBN: 0226805336
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Gewicht: 862g
Seiten: 512
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 236x161x38 mm