Tocqueville and Beyond: Essays on the Old Regime in Honor of David D. Bien

Synopsis

"This collection of essays by French and American historians testifies to the enduring importance of Alexis de Tocqueville's The Old Regime and the French Revolution, first published in 1856. Highly original in its day and now recognized as a classic, The Old Regime has since the 1970s stimulated considerable research and improved our understanding of the French Old Regime. Tocqueville and Beyond joins this trend to offer both an appreciation and critique of Tocqueville's remarkable book. From the wide-ranging perspectives of privileged nobles, men of letters, rural life, and the evolution of centralization and liberty in France as well as the Dutch Republic, these essays attest to the continuing significance of Tocqueville's classic study." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Robert A. Schneider
  • Robert M. Schwartz
  • François Furet
  • Jay M. Smith
  • Ran Halévi
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Newark, DE
Publication year:
  • 2003