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The Resource Tocqueville : The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution, translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; edited with an introduction by Jon Elster

Tocqueville : The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution, translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; edited with an introduction by Jon Elster

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Tocqueville : The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution
Title
Tocqueville
Title remainder
The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; edited with an introduction by Jon Elster
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"This new 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's 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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1805-1859
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Tocqueville, Alexis de
Dewey number
944.04
Index
index present
LC call number
DC138
LC item number
.T6313 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1940-
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  • Elster, Jon
  • Goldhammer, Arthur
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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  • France
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
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Tocqueville : The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution, translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; edited with an introduction by Jon Elster
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Contradictory judgments of the Revolution at its inception --That the fundamental and final purpose of the Revolution was not, as some have thought, to destroy religious authority and weaken political authority -- How the French revolution was a political revolution that proceeded in the manner of religious revolutions, and why -- How almost all of Europe had exactly the same institutions, and how those institutions were crumbling everywhere -- What was the essential achievement of the French Revolution? -- Why feudal prerogatives had become more odious to the people in France than anywhere else -- Why administrative centralization is an institution of the Ancien Régime and not, as some say, the work of the revolution or empire -- How what today is called administrative tutelage is an institution of the Ancien Régime -- How administrative justice and the immunity of public officials were institutions of the Ancien Régime -- How centralization was thus able to insinuate itself among the old powers and supplant them without destroying them -- On administrative mores under the Régime -- How France, of all the countries of Europe, was already the one in which the capital had achieved the greatest preponderance over the provinces and most fully subsumed the entire country -- That France was the country where people had become most alike -- How men so similar were more separate than ever, divided into small groups alien and indifferent to one another -- How the destruction of political liberty and the separation of classes caused nearly all the maladies that proved fatal to the Régime -- On the kind of liberty to be found under the Régime and its influence on the Revolution -- How, despite the progress of civilization, the condition of the French peasant was sometimes worse in the eighteenth century than it had been in the thirteenth -- How, toward the middle of the eighteenth century, men of letters became the country's leading politicians, and the effects that followed from this -- How irreligion was able to become a general and dominant passion in eighteenth-century France, and how it influenced the character of the revolution -- How the French wanted reforms before they wanted liberties -- That the reign of Louis XVI was the most prosperous era of the old monarchy, and how that very prosperity hastened the Revolution -- How attempts to relieve the people stirred then to revolt -- On some practices that helped the government complete the people's revolutionary education -- How a great administrative revolution preceded the political revolution, and on the consequences it had -- How the Revolution emerged naturally from the foregoing -- Appendix: on the Pay d'état, and in particular Languedoc
Control code
676923215
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780521889803
Lccn
2010046536
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)676923215
Label
Tocqueville : The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution, translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; edited with an introduction by Jon Elster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contradictory judgments of the Revolution at its inception --That the fundamental and final purpose of the Revolution was not, as some have thought, to destroy religious authority and weaken political authority -- How the French revolution was a political revolution that proceeded in the manner of religious revolutions, and why -- How almost all of Europe had exactly the same institutions, and how those institutions were crumbling everywhere -- What was the essential achievement of the French Revolution? -- Why feudal prerogatives had become more odious to the people in France than anywhere else -- Why administrative centralization is an institution of the Ancien Régime and not, as some say, the work of the revolution or empire -- How what today is called administrative tutelage is an institution of the Ancien Régime -- How administrative justice and the immunity of public officials were institutions of the Ancien Régime -- How centralization was thus able to insinuate itself among the old powers and supplant them without destroying them -- On administrative mores under the Régime -- How France, of all the countries of Europe, was already the one in which the capital had achieved the greatest preponderance over the provinces and most fully subsumed the entire country -- That France was the country where people had become most alike -- How men so similar were more separate than ever, divided into small groups alien and indifferent to one another -- How the destruction of political liberty and the separation of classes caused nearly all the maladies that proved fatal to the Régime -- On the kind of liberty to be found under the Régime and its influence on the Revolution -- How, despite the progress of civilization, the condition of the French peasant was sometimes worse in the eighteenth century than it had been in the thirteenth -- How, toward the middle of the eighteenth century, men of letters became the country's leading politicians, and the effects that followed from this -- How irreligion was able to become a general and dominant passion in eighteenth-century France, and how it influenced the character of the revolution -- How the French wanted reforms before they wanted liberties -- That the reign of Louis XVI was the most prosperous era of the old monarchy, and how that very prosperity hastened the Revolution -- How attempts to relieve the people stirred then to revolt -- On some practices that helped the government complete the people's revolutionary education -- How a great administrative revolution preceded the political revolution, and on the consequences it had -- How the Revolution emerged naturally from the foregoing -- Appendix: on the Pay d'état, and in particular Languedoc
Control code
676923215
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780521889803
Lccn
2010046536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)676923215

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