The Old Regime and the French Revolution

Author: Alexis De Tocqueville

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307773654

Category: History

Page: 320

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The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville.

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

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

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.

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

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Tocqueville Unveiled

The Historian and His Sources for The Old Regime and the Revolution

Author: Robert T. Gannett

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226281086

Category: History

Page: 246

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With The Old Regime and the Revolution, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote what remains the essential history of the French Revolution. Yet historians have found it nearly impossible to trace the evolution of Tocqueville's ideas because he chose not to disclose his sources. Drawing on his unprecedented access to Tocqueville's papers—access made possible by the late French historian Francois Furet—Robert T. Gannett Jr. reveals the ingenuity of Tocqueville's analyses of issues such as landownership, administrative centralization, and public opinion in prerevolutionary France. He also sheds light on the benefits Tocqueville reaped from unexpected intellectual encounters with such authors as Burke, Constant, and Dareste de la Chavanne. A literary detective at work, Gannett tracks Tocqueville as the author himself tracked the French Revolution—and brings him to life as a meticulous historian and an ardent defender of liberty. An ideal companion to The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volumes 1 and 2, both published by the University of Chicago Press, Tocqueville Unveiled will be a valuable resource for revolutionary historians and Tocqueville enthusiasts alike.

The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution

Author: Malick W. Ghachem

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521836808

Category: History

Page: 350

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"The Haitian Revolution (1789-1804) was an epochal event that galvanized slaves and terrified planters throughout the Atlantic world. Rather than view this tumultuous period solely as a radical rupture with slavery, Malick W. Ghachem's innovative study shows that emancipation in Haiti was also a long-term product of its colonial legal history. Ghachem takes us deep into this volatile colonial past, digging beyond the letter of the law and vividly re-enacting such episodes as the extraordinary prosecutionof a master for torturing and killing his slaves. This book brings us face-to-face with the revolutionary invocation of Old Regime law by administrators seeking stability, but also by free people of color and slaves demanding citizenship and an end to brutality. The result is a subtle yet dramatic portrait of the strategic stakes of colonial governance in the land that would become Haiti"--Provided by publisher.

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.

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.

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

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"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.

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime

Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674536579

Category: History

Page: 258

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

Work and Revolution in France

The Language of Labor from the Old Regime to 1848

Author: William Hamilton Sewell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521299510

Category: History

Page: 340

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Sewell synthesizes the material on the social history of the French labor movement from its formative period to the first half of the 19th century. Centers on the Revolutions of 1789, 1830 and 1848.