Tocqueville: The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution
Cambridge University Press, Jun 20, 2011 - Political Science
This translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. 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 task. In his Introduction, Jon Elster draws on his recent work to lay out the structure of Tocqueville' argument. Readers will appreciate The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution for its sense of irony as well as tragedy, for its deep insights into political psychology and for its impassioned defense of liberty.
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The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution Chronology
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution Foreword
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution Book I
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution Book II
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution Book III
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution On the Pays détats and in Particular Languedoc
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution Notes
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