Step-By Step To Download this book:
Click The Button "DOWNLOAD"
Sign UP registration to access Ancien Regime and the Revolution (Penguin Classics) &
DOWNLOAD as many books as you like (personal use)
CANCEL the membership at ANY TIME if not satisfied
Join Over 80.000 & Happy Readers.
(Epub Download) Ancien Regime and the Revolution (Penguin Classics) READ PDF
(Epub Download) Ancien Regime and the Revolution (Penguin Classics) READ PDF EBOOK
Ancien Regime and
READ PDF EBOOK
The Ancien Régime and the Revolution is a comparison of revolutionary France and the despotic
rule it toppled. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–59) is an objective observer of both periods – providing
a merciless critique of the ancien régime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet
acknowledging the reforms introduced under Louis XVI, and claiming that the post-Revolution
state was in many ways as tyrannical as that of the King; its once lofty and egalitarian ideals
corrupted and forgotten. Writing in the 1850s, Tocqueville wished to expose the return to
despotism he witnessed in his own time under Napoleon III, by illuminating the grand, but
ultimately doomed, call to liberty made by the French people in 1789. His eloquent and instructive
study raises questions about liberty, nationalism and justice that remain urgent today.