The Old Regime and the French Revolution

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117529

Category: History

Page: 352

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This 1856 volume constitutes one of the most important books ever written about the French Revolution. It explores the rebellion's origins and consequences, offering timeless insights into the pursuit of individual and political freedom.

The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume II

Notes on the French Revolution and Napoleon

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,François Furet,Francoise Melonio

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226805337

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9336

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 Melonio and the late François Furet, provides a brilliant analysis of the work.

The French Idea of Freedom

The Old Regime and the Declaration of Rights of 1789

Author: Dale Van Kley

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804728065

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 5823

"The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen of 1789” is the French Revolution’s best known utterance. By 1789, to be sure, England looked proudly back to the Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and a bill of rights, and even the young American Declaration of Independence and the individual states’ various declarations and bills of rights preceded the French Declaration. But the French deputies of the National Assembly tried hard, in the words of one of their number, not to receive lessons from others but rather "to give them” to the rest of the world, to proclaim not the rights of Frenchmen, but those "for all times and nations.” The chapters in this book treat mainly the origins of the Declaration in the political thought and practice of the preceding three centuries that Tocqueville designated the "Old Regime.” Among the topics covered are privileged corporations; the events of the three months preceding the Declaration; blacks, Jews, and women; the Assembly’s debates on the Declaration; the influence of sixteenth-century notions of sovereignty and the separation of powers; the rights of the accused in legal practices and political trials from 1716 to 1789; the natural rights to freedom of religion; and the monarchy’s "feudal” exploitation of the royal domain.

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

View: 3809

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.

University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 7

The Old Regime and the French Revolution

Author: John W. Boyer

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226069500

Category: History

Page: 465

View: 9443

The University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization (nine volumes) makes available to students and teachers a unique selection of primary documents, many in new translations. These readings, prepared for the highly praised Western civilization sequence at the University of Chicago, were chosen by an outstanding group of scholars whose experience teaching that course spans almost four decades. Each volume includes rarely anthologized selections as well as standard, more familiar texts; a bibliography of recommended parallel readings; and introductions providing background for the selections. Beginning with Periclean Athens and concluding with twentieth-century Europe, these source materials enable teachers and students to explore a variety of critical approaches to important events and themes in Western history. Individual volumes provide essential background reading for courses covering specific eras and periods. The complete nine-volume series is ideal for general courses in history and Western civilization sequences.

Das Alte Europa 1660-1789

Kultur der Macht und Macht der Kultur

Author: T. C. W. Blanning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896785510

Category: Books and reading

Page: 516

View: 5412


The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199291209

Category: History

Page: 583

View: 2125

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

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

View: 5394

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

View: 3477

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.

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime

Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674536579

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 8199

Examines the eighteenth-century French writers, publishers, and booksellers, who avoided official censorship, influenced public opinion, and affected the development of the French Revolution

The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578373

Category: History

Page: 152

View: 8382

Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, as well as the legends of let them eat cake, and tricolours, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments and consequences of the French Revolution such as decimalization, and the whole ideology of human rights. Continuing with a brief survey of the old regime and how it collapsed, Doyle continues to ellucidate how the revolution happened: why did the revolutionaries quarrel with the king, the church and the rest of Europe, why this produced Terror, and finally how it accomplished rule by a general. The revolution destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how the ancien regime became ancien as well as examining cases in which achievement failed to match ambition. Doyle explores the legacy of the revolution in the form of rationality in public affairs and responsible government, and finishes his examination of the revolution with a discussion as to why it has been so controversial. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.