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Old Regime and the French Revolution

Alexis de Tocqueville

Old Regime and the French Revolution

by Alexis de Tocqueville

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Published by Doubleday Anchor Books .
Written in English


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The causes and antecedents of the French Revolution are explored in The Old Regime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville. While still somewhat surprising to the modern ear unfamiliar with the French Revolution, Tocqueville’s conception of the Revolution was a major challenge to accepted contemporary views on the destruction of the Old regime. 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.4/5(K).

The Old Regime and the Revolution. Alexis de Tocqueville I went into this book expecting to learn a lot about the French revolution, but I learned a lot about Feudalism broadly speaking across Europe. king labor land Languedoc laws less letter levied liberty Louis matters middle mind municipal natural never nobility noble Note obtained 4/5(2). Start studying Unit 6, French Revolution, World History. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Old Regime and the Revolution, for the latter book is, with the excep-tion of one passage, neither read nor quoted.2 The Old Regime is neglected today because it is a political history, and today political history is not appreciated. What is "political history"? Tocqueville's "political history" belongs to a genre of which he. The French Revolution and the Old Regime History Fall Tues Sarah Curtis The French Revolution remains one of the most important events in world history, a catalyst for change throughout Europe and beyond. When asked what its impact had been, in ChineseFile Size: KB.


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Old Regime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville Download PDF EPUB FB2

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(88).

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: 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.

The Old Regime and The French Revolution is an historical and sociological treatise by French historian Alexis de Tocqueville. Initially published in France, Tocqueville’s work seeks to make sense of the fresh rupture of the French aristocratic system, which took place in the final decade of the eighteenth century.

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The Old Regime and the French Revolution的书评 (全部 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 老端 商务印书馆版/10(34). According to Tocqueville's excellent analysis in his book, he argues that the waning vestiges of feudalism sowed the seeds of destruction of the Old Regime.

The reasons why in France the vestiges of feudalism were torn down in the cataclysmic crash of the French Revolution and not discarded as peaceably, as say in England, is the question to Cited by: Originally published inthis volume by the celebrated political thinker and historian constitutes one of the most important books ever written about the French Revolution.

Tocqueville explores the rebellion's origins and consequences by examining society prior to the overthrow of the government, offering timeless insights into the pursuit of individual and political freedom.

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).

The Old Regime and the French Revolution is deserving of its status as a classic for the remarkable insight it provides. While Tocqueville's work is a classic, it draws upon the work and thought of other scholars and it is revisionist in the way it changes the way the French revolution is discussed.

Along with more widely accepted views on the /5(22). Ancien régime, (French: “old order”) Political and social system of France prior to the French Revolution. Under the regime, everyone was a subject of the king of France as well as a member of an estate and province.

All rights and status flowed. De Tocqueville makes several vital points about the French Revolution: first, that it built gradually and, given circumstances in France, was inevitable; second, where the American Revolution had as its lodestar the ideal of freedom, the French Revolution was motivated by a passionate hatred of inequality; third, the demise of all insitutions 4/5.

Why feudalism had come to be more detested in France than in any other country --How administrative centralization was an institution of the old regime and not, as is often thought, a creation of the Revolution or the Napoleonic period --How paternal government, as it is called today, had been practiced under the old regime --How administrative.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Translated from French. "Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Harper & Brothers, New York, in under the title The Old Regime and the Revolution"--Title page verso.

The Old Regime and the Revolution Contributor Names Tocqueville, Alexis de, Book/Printed Material The spirit of propagandism in the French revolution, ; an abstract of a thesis presented to. The Old Regime and the Revolution by Google 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. The complete text -- v. Notes on the French Revolution and Pages:   The Haitian Revolution () was an epochal event that galvanized slaves and terrified planters throughout the Atlantic world.

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The French Revolution. Between andthe. famous country of France was a. rich place for the aristocrats, an. easy place to live for the clergy -- or people who were a part of the.

Roman Catholic Church -- and a. poor country for the bourgeois, or. members of the middle-class and. commoners. While King Louis XVI.About The Old Regime and the French Revolution.

The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by ."The Old Regime and the Revolution" is 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.

Writing in /5(16).