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Ancien Regime And The Revolution

Ancien Regime And The Revolution - Tocqueville, Alexis de - ISBN: 9780141441641
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Beschrijving

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.

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Titel: Ancien Regime And The Revolution
auteur: Tocqueville, Alexis de
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 336
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Geschiedenis
Afmetingen: 197 x 129 x 21
Gewicht: 250 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780141441641
Intern nummer: 9778833

Biografie (woord)

The nobleman Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) was a historian, social critic, and politician. He is best-known for his keen his insights in Democracy in America, but he made important observations about the French Revolution as well.

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