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Tocqueville and the French

by Françoise Mélonio

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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France,
  • France.
    • Subjects:
    • Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859 -- Influence.,
    • Historians -- France -- Biography.,
    • Democracy -- France -- Public opinion.,
    • Public opinion -- France.,
    • Political culture -- France.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-288) and index.

      StatementFrançoise Mélonio ; translated by Beth G. Raps.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDC36.98.T63 M4513 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 300 p. ;
      Number of Pages300
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL686409M
      ISBN 100813917786
      LC Control Number97033328

      Alexis de Tocqueville was the French author of Democracy in America (), perhaps the best, and certainly the most widely-quoted book ever written about the United was unusual for his time in many ways. One way in which he stood out in nineteenth-century France was his attitude towards religion.   DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA by Alexis de Tocqueville ABOUT THE BOOK: De La Democratie en Amerique; published in two volumes, the first in and the second in is a classic French text by Alexis de.

        French author Alexis de Tocqueville is often described as the most acute foreign observer, in the 19th century but also today, of American society and culture through his book, “La Démocratie en Amérique” (“Democracy in America”). A Nobleman Fascinated by Democracy Born on J , in Paris to Hervé-Bonaventure Clérel de Tocqueville, a descendant of a .   The Old Regime and the Revolution by Tocqueville, Alexis de Book from the collections of Harvard University Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Includes bibliographical references and index v. 1. The complete text -- v. 2. Notes on the French Pages:

      In an ambitious and unusually perceptive twenty-five-year-old French aristocrat visited the United States. Alexis de Tocqueville’s official purpose was to study the American penal system, but his real interest was America spent nine months criss-crossing the young country, traveling mostly by steamboat, but also sometimes on horseback and by foot.   With this book, Alexis de Tocqueville envisioned a multi-volume philosophic study of the origins of modern France that would examine the implications of French history on the nature and development of democratic society. Tocqueville worried that although the revolutionary legacy was still alive and well, liberty was no longer its primary objective/5(18).


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Tocqueville and the French by Françoise Mélonio Download PDF EPUB FB2

Alexis de Tocqueville, (born JParis, France—died ApCannes), political scientist, historian, and politician, best known for Democracy in America, 4 vol. (–40), a perceptive analysis of the political and social system of the United States in the early 19th century.

Early life. Tocqueville was a great-grandson of the statesman Chrétien de. Alexis de Tocqueville () was a French sociologist and political theorist who traveled to the United States to study its prisons and wrote “Democracy in. This book does an excellent job at comparing the Old Regime with post revolutionary France, in describing their similarities and differences such as class distinction.

Also was interesting to read about the movement away from Religion and the monarchical form of government, an aspect which Tocqueville writes was unique to the French by:   Alexis de Tocqueville Tocqueville and the French book a French historian and political scientist best known for the work Democracy in America on the American political system.

Tocqueville is in the row with the greatest political and economic thinkers Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Keynes, John Locke, Frederic Bastiat, Baron Montesquieu, and John Mill. Buy a cheap copy of The Old Regime and the French book by Alexis de Tocqueville.

The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville. Free shipping over $Cited by: Francoise Melonio's Tocqueville and the French allows for a clearer understanding of Tocqueville's writings by supplying their missing French context, from the time he wrote Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the French Revolution to the present.

The Old Regime and the French Revolution, written inis a short book And, similarly, without a clear idea of the old order, its laws, its vices, its prejudices, its shortcomings, and its greatness, it is impossible to comprehend the history of the sixty years following its fall.4/5.

Alexis de Tocqueville (–) was a French politician and theorist. He wrote Democracy in America after visiting the United States during which he observed various elements of the prison system.

He continued on to serve in the French parliament and also wrote many works, including The Old Regime and the Revolution/5(2).

Tocqueville’s democratic curiosity about democracy permeates his great book, which was published in two volumes, in and Open-eyed. The book is considered one of the foremost early modern works on the history of the French Revolution.

Tocqueville begins his book by describing the primary aims of the French Revolution, which raged from to He states that a growing public sentiment against religious authority was the first destabilizing force in France.

The Tocqueville series was launched with a live program from the Normandy, France chateau of the Tocqueville family. Descendants of Janu Military and Democracy. Alexis de. InAlexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through the eastern United States.

The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s evolving politics. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible.

PREFACE. The book I now publish is not a history of the Revolution. That history has been too brilliantly written for me to think of writing it afresh. This is a mere essay on the Revolution. The French made, inthe greatest effort that has ever been made by any people to sever their history into two parts, so to speak, and to tear open a gulf between their past and their future.

Page - French eighteenth-century enlightenment was related directly to the institutional anachronisms which fettered the major classes in France. Tocqueville remarked that all [the philosophic writers] concurred in one central point, from which their particular notions diverged.

They all started with the principle that it was necessary to substitute simple and elementary 4/5(2). Nearly two-thirds of a century has elapsed since the appearance of "Democracy in America," by Alexis Charles Henri Clerel de Tocqueville, a French nobleman, born at Paris, J Bred to the law, he exhibited an early predilection for philosophy and political economy, and at twenty-two was appointed judge-auditor at the tribunal of.

The French Revolution of abolished the monarchy or “Ancien Regime” and promised the people liberty, fraternity, and equality. Alexis De Tocqueville, in his book, The Ancien Regime and The Revolution, argues that instead of addressing the defects and problems of the old regime, post revolutionary France only continued the same.

In Recollections: The French Revolution of and Its Aftermath, renowned historian Olivier Zunz and award-winning translator Arthur Goldhammer offer an entirely new translation of Tocqueville’s compelling book.

The book has an interesting publishing history. Yielding to pressure from friends, Tocqueville finally approved its publication Brand: University of Virginia Press. Smith, Jay M. ‘Recovering Tocqueville's social interpretation of the French Revolution: eighteenth-century France rethinks nobility’.

In Tocqueville and beyond. Essays on the Old Regime in honor of David D. Bien, ed. Robert, M. Schwartz and Robert, A. Schneider (Newark and London: University of Delaware Press, ), pp. 52–Cited by:   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

De la Démocratie en Amérique, tome premier by Alexis de Tocqueville - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Alexis de Tocqueville - Alexis de Tocqueville - Revolution of The Revolution of brought about a new political situation for France and for Tocqueville.

Having decried apathy as the chief danger for France, Tocqueville recognized even before the revolution that France was faced with a politically awakened working class that might well propel French politics into.

As Tocqueville pointed out satirically in his last book, The Old Regime and the French Revolution (), he had a low opinion of almost all the eighteenth-century hommes de lettres or philosophes or Encyclopédistes of the so-called Enlightenment, seeing these intellectuals as glib, superficial, and destructive.This video is a companion to C-SPANs tour book, Traveling Tocquevilles America.

Tocqueville, a French aristocrat, was accompanied on his tour by Gustave de Beaumont. close.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 by: 4.