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- DescriptionWith his monumental work The Old Regime and the Revolution , Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) - best kwn 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 18th-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 labour 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, up-to-date English - is all that he had completed, including the chapters he started for a work on Napoleon, tes and analyses he made in the course of researching and writing the first volume, and his tes on his preparation for his continuation. Based on the new French edition of The Old Regime , most of the translated texts have never before appeared in English, and many of those that have appeared were considerably altered. More than ever before, readers will be able to see how Tocqueville's account of the Revolution would have come out, had he lived to finish it. This volume completes the set and is useful reading for anyone interested in the French revolution or in Tocqueville's thought.
- Author BiographyFrancois 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.
- Author(s)Alexis de Tocqueville
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication09/10/2001
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content NoteIll.
- Weight850 g
- Width160 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Edited byFrancoise Melonio
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