The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I

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Alexis de Tocqueville

The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I
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Alexis de Tocqueville

Translated by Alan S. Kahan
Edited and with an Introduction and Critical Apparatus by François Furet and Françoise Mélonio
459 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1998
Cloth $48.00 ISBN: 9780226805290 Published August 1998
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226805306 Published March 2015
The Old Regime and the Revolution is Alexis de 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. Alan Kahan's translation provides a faithful, readable rendering of Tocqueville's last masterpiece, and includes notes and variants which reveal Tocqueville's sources and include excerpts from his drafts and revisions. The introduction by France's most eminent scholars of Tocqueville and the French Revolution, Françoise Mélonio and the late François Furet, provides a brilliant analysis of the work.
Contents
Translator's Foreword

INTRODUCTION
by François Furet and Françoise Mélonio
The Genesis of The Old Regime and the Revolution
The Structure of the Work: Book One
The Structure of the Work: Book Two
The Structure of the Work: Book Three
The Evolution of the Work
Tocqueville's Files, Manuscripts, and Proofs
Note on This Edition

Preface
BOOK ONE
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five

BOOK TWO
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve

BOOK THREE
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Appendix

Tocqueville's Notes
Notes and Variants
Glossary
Index
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