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.
Alexis de Tocqueville is most well-known for his book Democracy in America, published in two volumes that were . In the view of de Tocqueville, this was has how the Old Regime fell, not so much from the Parisian mobs but from the rats jumping ship.
Alexis de Tocqueville is most well-known for his book Democracy in America, published in two volumes that were released in 1835 and 1840. Sixteen years later he turned his attention to the task of divining the root causes of his own nation's upheaval. The French Revolution required a leveling eye; its truths having been twisted, as they so often are, into convenient justifications for (or against) post-Revolution policy reform. Simon Schama (Citizens) certainly thinks de Tocqueville got things right.
From the Inside Flap. 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 includes notes and variants which reveal Tocqueville's sources and include excerpts from his drafts and revisions.
From the publishers 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
Alan S. Kahan, François Furet, Francoise Melonio.
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Includes bibliographical references and index. v. 1. The complete text - v. 2. Notes on the French Revolution and Napoleon.
François Furet and Françoise Mélonio, trans. Volume II: Notes on the French Revolution and Napoleon, trans. Alan S. Kahan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998), p. 19. oogle Scholar. 5. Françoise Mélonio states that ‘Tocqueville’s God was like Pascal’s, a hidden one - but Nature carries within herself the knowledge of Good and Evil. Mélonio, Tocqueville and the French, trans. Beth G. Raps (London: University Press of Virginia, 1998), p. 6. 7. Letter to Louis de Kergorlay January 1835. Kahan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001), p.
Alan Kahan's new translation finally provides a faithful and readable . His lifelong fascination with the French Revolution and his many books on i. .earned him a special place among historians.
His lifelong fascination with the French Revolution and his many books on i. - "New York Times," 16 July 1997.
L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution (1856) is a work by the French historian Alexis de Tocqueville translated in English as either The Old Regime and the Revolution or The Old Regime and the French Revolution. The book analyzes French society before the French Revolution, the so-called "Ancien Régime", and investigates the forces that caused the Revolution. It is one of the major early historical works on the French Revolution.