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Democracy in America (Norton Critical Editions)

Democracy in America (Norton Critical Editions)
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
ISBN 13: 9780393929867
ISBN 10: 393929868
Edition: 1st
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2007-08-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 896
List Price: N/A

The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville’s classic text in the Henry Reeve translation.


<:st> Political philosophers Mansfield (government, Harvard U.) and Winthrop (constitutional government, Harvard U.) present a new translation<-->only the third since the original two-volume work was published in 1835 and 1840<-->aiming to restore the nuances of Tocqueville's language. Tocqueville himself was not satisfied with the 19th-century translation; the other, prepared in the late 1960s (Harper & Row), is cited in This translation is based on a recent critical French edition (Editions Gallimard, 1992). Mansfield and Winthrop provide a substantial introduction placing the work and its author in historical and philosophical context, as well as annotations elucidating references that are no longer familiar to readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)