The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I

The Complete Text

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226805290

Category: History

Page: 459

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The 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 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, Françoise Mélonio and the late François Furet, provides a brilliant analysis of the work.

Ancien Regime and the Revolution

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141919736

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Ancien Régime and the Revolution is a comparison of revolutionary France and the despotic rule it toppled. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–59) is an objective observer of both periods – providing a merciless critique of the ancien régime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledging the reforms introduced under Louis XVI, and claiming that the post-Revolution state was in many ways as tyrannical as that of the King; its once lofty and egalitarian ideals corrupted and forgotten. Writing in the 1850s, Tocqueville wished to expose the return to despotism he witnessed in his own time under Napoleon III, by illuminating the grand, but ultimately doomed, call to liberty made by the French people in 1789. His eloquent and instructive study raises questions about liberty, nationalism and justice that remain urgent today.

Ancien Regime and the French Revolution

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014144164X

Category: History

Page: 307

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A powerful new translation of de Tocqueville s influential look at the origins of modern France In this penetrating study, Alexis de Tocqueville considers the French Revolution in the context of France s history. de Tocqueville worried that although the revolutionary spirit was still alive and well, liberty was no longer its primary objective. Just as the first Republic had fallen to Napoleon and the second had succumbed to his nephew Napoleon III, he feared that all future revolutions might experience the same fate, forever imperiling the development of democracy in France.

Tocqueville: The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution

Author: Jon Elster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498819

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. Tocqueville's subtlety of style and profundity of thought offer a challenge to readers as well as to translators. As both a Tocqueville scholar and an award-winning translator, Arthur Goldhammer is uniquely qualified for the task. In his Introduction, Jon Elster draws on his recent work to lay out the structure of Tocqueville' argument. Readers will appreciate The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution for its sense of irony as well as tragedy, for its deep insights into political psychology and for its impassioned defense of liberty.

From Housing the Poor to Healing the Sick

The Changing Institution of Paris Hospitals Under the Old Regime and Revolution

Author: John Frangos

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637050

Category: Medical

Page: 247

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The modern concept of the hospital emerged during the first years of the French Revolution as healthcare institutions were transformed from housing for the poor into institutions for the sick. Author John E. Frangos begins this study with an examination of reform efforts and concludes with a review of developments in hospital reform.

The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution

Author: James B. Collins

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155073876

Category: Education

Page: 277

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The historian writing about the French Revolution in 2001 faces an odd situation, because the long struggle of the Classicists and Revisionists has died down, in part because there are so few Classical historians of the French Revolution still active. That truce is puzzling in some ways, because the Revisionists, although they drove the Classicists from the field, never succeeded in creating a synthesis of their own. Now the old quarrel has moved to the wings; the new historiography of the French Revolution, both in the Francophone and Anglophone worlds, has shifted into cultural evolution. [This book] offers a synthesis of the events, but one that integrates material from these different historiographical schools with a careful look at many of the original documents. -Pref.

Tocqueville and Beyond

Essays on the Old Regime in Honor of David D. Bien

Author: Robert M. Schwartz,Robert Alan Schneider

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874138306

Category: History

Page: 300

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This collection of essays by French and American historians testifies to the enduring importance of Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the French Revolution, first published in 1856. Highly original in its day and now recognized as a classic, The Old Regime has since the 1970s stimulated considerable research and improved our understanding of the French Old Regime. Tocqueville and Beyond joins this trend to offer both an appreciation and critique of Tocqueville's remarkable book. From the wide-ranging perspectives of privileged nobles, men of letters, rural life, and the evolution of centralization and liberty in France as well as the Dutch Republic, these essays attest to the continuing significance of Tocqueville's classic study.

Toulon in War and Revolution

From the Ancien Régime to the Restoration, 1750-1820

Author: Malcolm Crook

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719035678

Category: France

Page: 270

View: 7949

Pivoting on the infamous 1793 revolt in the Mediterranean French port, Toulon, examines how the social fabric of the town had been torn by the French Revolution, and follows the consequences through Boneparte's imposition of order, and the Bourbon Restoration. Concludes that, though bits and pieces of the old order survived the decades of turmoil, the cohesion necessary to make it a workable society was lost. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

France and the Age of Revolution

Regimes Old and New from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780764456

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 7535

From the turmoil and tragedy of the French Revolution to the rise and fall of the enigmatic figure of Napoleon Bonaparte, the history of France between 1789 and 1815 is one of the most enduringly fascinating - and widely-studied - periods of history. In this volume, the renowned historian William Doyle provides a new perspective on several key themes within the history of this period - from the world of the Ancien Regime to the Battle of Waterloo. He sheds new light on the causes of the French Revolution and the impact of the revolution outside France. In taking a fresh look at the Napoleonic Empire, he considers the influences on Napoleon's leadership decisions and the machinations of his court. Written by one of the leading historians of Revolutionary France, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Europe.

Geschichte der Französischen Revolution

Band 4: Der Aufstand der Vendée, Abfall des Generals Dumouriez, die Herrschaft des Schreckens, die Anarchie sowie die Schreckensherrschaft

Author: Jules Michelet

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3863824660


Page: 542

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1931 ber die Franz sische Revolution: Der Aufstand der Vend e, Abfall des Generals Dumouriez, die Herrschaft des Schreckens, die Anarchie sowie die Schreckensherrschaft.

Napoleon and the Revolution

Author: D. Jordan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137035269

Category: History

Page: 327

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This new study of Napoleon emphasizes his ties to the French Revolution, his embodiment of its militancy, and his rescue of its legacies. Jordan's work illuminates all aspects of his fabulous career, his views of the Revolution and history, the artists who created and embellished his image, and much of his talk about himself and his achievements.

The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199291209

Category: History

Page: 583

View: 5732

An exploration of current scholarly thinking about the wide and surprisingly complex range of historical problems associated with the study of Ancien Régime Europe

The Routledge Companion to European History Since 1763

Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415345828

Category: History

Page: 493

View: 1741

The "Routledge Companion to European History since 1763" is a compact and highly accessible work of reference, with a fully comprehensive glossary, a biographical section, a thorough bibliography and informative maps.