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Alexis de Tocqueville and the Making of the Modern World
     

Alexis de Tocqueville and the Making of the Modern World

by Prof Alan Donald MacFarlane
 
Alexis de Tocqueville was one of the greatest political scientists of all times. His 'Democracy in America' and 'Ancien Regime' are classics. Yet his work is not always easy to understand, since it needs to be seen as a work which combines his essays, letters, travels and other materials. Through an examination of these we can see that Tocqueville, more than almost

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Alexis de Tocqueville was one of the greatest political scientists of all times. His 'Democracy in America' and 'Ancien Regime' are classics. Yet his work is not always easy to understand, since it needs to be seen as a work which combines his essays, letters, travels and other materials. Through an examination of these we can see that Tocqueville, more than almost any other writer, understood the deep roots of individualism, equality and fraternity, and in doing so the origins of the modern world. His three way comparison of France, England and America is unique and suggestive.

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ISBN-13:
9781484097526
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/13/2013
Pages:
94
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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