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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville Gerald Bevan



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30 June 2008
European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions; Revolutionary groups & movements; Penguin Black Classics; Literature, Poetry & Criticism
With this book, Alexis de Tocqueville envisioned a multi-volume philosophic study of the origins of modern France that would examine the implications of French history on the nature and development of democratic society. Tocqueville worried that although the revolutionary legacy was still alive and well, liberty was no longer its primary objective. He believed, indeed, that it had been a casualty of how the French Revolution emerged. He feared that just as the first Republic had fallen to Napoleon and the second had succumbed to his nephew Napoleon III, all future revolutions might experience the same fate. Here he ruminates about the shortcomings of the French Revolution.
By:   Alexis de Tocqueville
Translated by:   Gerald Bevan
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   247g
ISBN:   9780141441641
ISBN 10:   014144164X
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   30 June 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) was a historian, social critic, and politician. He is best-known for his keen his insights in Democracy in America, but he made important observations about the French Revolution as well.

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