Ancien Regime and the Revolution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alexis De Tocqueville

Ancien Regime and the Revolution download free [PDF and Ebook] by Alexis De Tocqueville year 2008
  • Book name: Ancien Regime and the Revolution
  • Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
  • Release date: 2008/1/19
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780141441641
  • Rating: 8.95 of 10
  • Votes: 744
  • Review by: Rylan Hutchison
  • Review rating: 7.18 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/4
  • Total pages: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Ancien Regime 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 regime, 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H4M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Political Science & Theory, Comparative Politics, Revolutions, Uprisings, Rebellions, Revolutionary Groups & Movements, European History, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.31 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x19mm
  • Weight: 247g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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