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Ancien Regime and the French Revolution (Penguin Classics)

Ancien Regime and the French Revolution (Penguin Classics)
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN 13: 9780141441641
ISBN 10: 14144164
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2008-07-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $16.00

A powerful new translation of de Tocqueville's influential look at the origins of modern France

In this penetrating study, Alexis de Tocqueville considers the French Revolution in the context of France's history. de Tocqueville worried that although the revolutionary spirit was still alive and well, liberty was no longer its primary objective. Just as the first Republic had fallen to Napoleon and the second had succumbed to his nephew Napoleon III, he feared that all future revolutions might experience the same fate, forever imperiling the development of democracy in France.