The Old Regime and the Revolution
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Old Regime and the Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville
Book DescriptionThe Old Regime and the Revolution is Alexis de Tocqueville's great meditation on the origins and meanings of the French Revolution. One of the most profound and influential studies of this pivotal event, it remains a relevant and stimulating discussion of the problem of preserving individual and political freedom in the modern world. Alan Kahan's translation provides a faithful, readable rendering of Tocqueville's last masterpiece, and it includes notes and variants which reveal Tocqueville's sources and include excerpts from his drafts and revisions. The introduction by France's most eminent scholars of Tocqueville and the French Revolution, Francoise Melonio and the late Francois Furet, provides a brilliant analysis of the work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226805306
(223mm x 149mm x 28mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Alexis de Tocqueville
Alan S. Kahan is associate professor in the history department at Florida International University and the author of Aristocratic Liberalism and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe.
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