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Ancien Regime and the Revolution

Penguin Books Ltd,
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Kurzbeschreibung

The Ancien R gime 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 r gime, 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.

Details

Titel: Ancien Regime and the Revolution
Autoren/Herausgeber: Alexis de Tocqueville

ISBN/EAN: 9780141919737

Seitenzahl: 336
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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