The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume I : The Complete Text

Alexis De Tocqueville; Alan S Kahan; Francois Furet
University of Chicago Press

The Old Regime and the Revolution is Alexis de Tocqueville's great meditation on the origins and meanings of the French Revolution. One of the most profound and influential studies of this pivotal event,.

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it remains a relevant and stimulating discussion of the problem of preserving individual and political freedom in the modern world. Alan Kahan's translation provides a faithful, readable rendering of Tocqueville's last masterpiece, and includes notes and variants which reveal Tocqueville's sources and include excerpts from his drafts and revisions. The introduction by France's most eminent scholars of Tocqueville and the French Revolution, Franoise Mlonio and the late Franois Furet, provides a brilliant analysis of the work.