Ancien Regime and the French Revolution

Ancien Regime and the French Revolution


Translator: Gerald Bevan
Introduction by: Gerald Bevan

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441641
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Ancien Regime and the French Revolution

Ancien Regime and the French Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville, Translator: Gerald Bevan, Introduction by: Gerald Bevan

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