The Old Regime and the French Revolution

The Old Regime and the French Revolution

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ISBN-13: 9780385092609
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1955
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 189,130
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859) was a French politician and theorist. He wrote Democracy in America after visiting the United States during which he observed various elements of the prison system. He continued on to serve in the French parliament and also wrote many works, including The Old Regime and the Revolution.

Table of Contents

Translator's Foreword

INTRODUCTION
by François Furet and Françoise Mélonio
The Genesis of The Old Regime and the Revolution
The Structure of the Work: Book One
The Structure of the Work: Book Two
The Structure of the Work: Book Three
The Evolution of the Work
Tocqueville's Files, Manuscripts, and Proofs
Note on This Edition

Preface
BOOK ONE
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five

BOOK TWO
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve

BOOK THREE
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Appendix

Tocqueville's Notes
Notes and Variants
Glossary
Index

What People are Saying About This

Gertrude Himmelfarb

A new translation and annotated edition of Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the Revolution would be a noteworthy publiching event on its own. The addition of a substantial essay by Francois Furet, France's preeminent historian, and Francoise Melonio, the editor of Tocqueville's collected works, makes it a major intellectual event as well. The Old Regime now takes its rightful place next to Democracy in America among the seminal documents of our time—as much as of Tocqueville's.

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This book is a must read for anyone interested in European history. The chapters are throughly reasearched and artfully described. His explanations of the causes leading to the revolution of 1789 show the effect of decisions, but read as fresh for the political climates of the world today as if a contemporary treatment.