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The Old Regime and the Revolution

The Old Regime and the Revolution

  • Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 344
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The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I

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.

The Old Regime and the French Revolution

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 Haitian Revolution

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.

The Old Régime and the French Revolution

The Old Régime and the French Revolution

  • Author: Alexis de Tocqueville,Alexis Charles Henri Maurice Clérel Tocqueville
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385092601
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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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

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: 8092
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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.

Work and Revolution in France

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.

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime

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

The French Idea of Freedom

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.

Ancien Regime and the Revolution

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.