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Tocqueville: The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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.

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Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Editor/Translator: Jon Elster, Arthur Goldhammer,

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 320

Product group: Book

Studio: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: June 20, 2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 320

EAN: 9780521718912

ISBN: 0521718910

ASIN: 0521718910

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.