Tocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution

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Full title: Tocqueville : the Ancien Régime and the French Revolution / translated by Arthur Goldhammer ; edited with an introduction by Jon Elster.
Alternative titles: Ancien régime et la Révolution. English
De Tocqueville
Ancien Régime and the French Revolution
Main author: Tocqueville, Alexis de, 1805-1859.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete.
, ProQuest (Firm)
Other authors: Elster, Jon, 1940-
Goldhammer, Arthur.
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Summary: "This new translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. Tocqueville's subtlety of style and profundity of thought offer a challenge to readers as well as to translators. As both a Tocqueville scholar and an award-winning translator, Arthur Goldhammer is uniquely qualified for the task. In his Introduction, Jon Elster draws on his recent work to lay out the structure of Tocqueville's argument. Readers will appreciate The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution for its sense of irony as well as tragedy, for its deep insights into political psychology, and for its impassioned defense of liberty"--
Other authors: Elster, Jon, 1940-, Goldhammer, Arthur.
Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete., ProQuest (Firm)
Language: English
French
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Classmark: 944.04
Subjects:
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780521718912 (pbk.)
9780521889803
9781139079341 (e-book)