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Tocqueville, Alexis de 1805-1859

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Works: 1,837 works in 6,791 publications in 22 languages and 130,979 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Sources  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Controversial literature  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other, Editor, Dedicatee, Redactor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Secretary, Illustrator, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: JK216, 320.973
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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

140 editions published between 1945 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Tocqueville's original eighteenth century writings on the American political experience and its effects upon the development of the American culture
The old régime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

45 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly and searchingly examines the nature of French society in the years before the Revolution. Why did the Revolution break out? Was it inevitable, and if so, why? How was France really changed by the Revolution? Why did the intellectuals become enemies of the old French state and society? Why was the French nobility so estranged from the French people? Why, in short, were Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette doomed to the guillotines of the Revolution? In this book, Tocqueville examined these and many other questions, and in large measure definitively answered them
The European revolution & correspondence with Gobineau by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

390 editions published between 1856 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
Journey to America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1981 in English and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of notebooks kept by the author during his last visit to America in 1831-32
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original work was written by Tocqueville, a French citizen who visited America in 1831 and published this account of American democracy in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840. This is the third English-language translation
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

139 editions published between 1862 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An influential study of America's national government, egalitarian ideals, and character offers reflections on the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals and provides insight into the rewards and responsibilities of a democratic government
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the penitentiary system in the United States and its application in France by Gustave de Beaumont( Book )

35 editions published between 1833 and 1984 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recollections by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

140 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse et témoignage sur les événements des années 1848-1849 en France et portraits des contemporains. Cette édition redonne à ce texte sa dimension première de "laboratoire", à la confluence de la réflexion théorique et de l'engagement politique. La présentation de Claude Lefort s'attache à l'horizon philosophico-politique de ces
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based partly on the author's observations of the American political and social conditions during a visit in 1831-1832
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

166 editions published between 1834 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys to England and Ireland by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in English and French and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notebooks kept by the author during his journeys to England in 1833 and in 1835 and to Ireland in 1835, with an extract from an unpublished letter probably addressed to Gustave de Beaumont, Oct. 5, 1828
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic commentary on the influence of democracy on the intellect, feelings, and actions of Americans
Democracy in America : in two volumes by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

38 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in French and English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in America (1835--1840) is arguably the most perceptive and influential book ever written about American politics and society. This Library of America volume presents Alexis de Tocqueville's masterpiece in an entirely new translation, the first to capture fully the precision and grace of his style while providing a rigorous and faithful rendering of his profound ideas and observations. A young aristocratic lawyer, Tocqueville came to the United States in 1831 with his friend and fellow magistrate Gustave de Beaumont to study American penitentiary systems. During their nine-month visit they conducted interviews with more than 200 people on American politics, law, and social practices. After returning to France, Tocqueville read hundreds of books and documents while reflecting on what his trip had revealed about the "great democratic revolution" that was transforming the Western world. In Democracy in America he vividly describes the unprecedented "equality of conditions" found in the United States and explores its implications for European society in the emerging modern era. His book provides enduring insight into the political consequences of widespread property ownership, the potential dangers to liberty inherent in majority rule, the importance of civil institutions in an individualistic culture dominated by the pursuit of material self-interest, the influence of the press and the judiciary in American politics, and the vital role of religion in American life, while prophetically examining the widening differences between the northern and southern states
Alexis de Tocqueville on democracy, revolution, and society : selected writings by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth-century French writer examines the development of democratic government in the United States and the state of political and social life
Writings on empire and slavery by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although Tocqueville never published a book-length study of French North Africa, his various writings on the subject provide as invaluable a portrait of French imperialism as Democracy in America does of the Early Republic period in American history. In Writings on Empire and Slavery, Jennifer Pitts has selected and translated nine of his most important dispatches on Algeria, which offer startling new insights into both Tocqueville's political thought and French liberalism's attitudes toward the political, military, and moral aspects of France's colonial expansion. Also included in this collection is Tocqueville's influential call for the abolition of slavery in the French West Indies, an action he felt would regain for France the moral high ground taken by Britain when it abolished slavery in its colonies - even as the conquest and settling of Algeria would unify the French nation and gain for it international respect."--Jacket
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont spent nine months in the U.S. studying American prisons on behalf of the French government. They investigated not just the prison system but indeed every aspect of American public and private life - the political, economic, religious, cultural, and above all the social life of the young nation. From Tocqueville's copious notes came Democracy in America. This English-only edition of Democracy in America features Eduardo Nolla's incisive notes to James Schleifer's English translation of the French text, with an extensive selection of early outlines, drafts, manuscript variants, marginalia, unpublished fragments, and other materials: "This new Democracy is not only the one that Tocqueville presented to the reader of 1835, then to the reader of 1840. . . the reader will see how Tocqueville proceeded with the elaboration of the main ideas of his book."
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America--first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's ability to illuminate the actual workings of American democracy was "possibly without rival." For today's readers, de Tocqueville's concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains deeply meaningful. His shrewd observations about the "almost royal prerogatives" of the president and the need for virtue in elected officials are particularly prophetic. His profound insights into the great rewards and responsibilities of democratic government are words every American needs to read, contemplate, and remember. From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system Democracy in America enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. De Toqueville's concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains deeply meaningful. His insights into the great rewards and responsibilities of democratic government are words every American needs to read, contemplate, and remember. From the Paperback edition
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville( Book )

6 editions published between 1840 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Aleksis de Tokvil

Alexis de Tocqueville filosofo, politico e storico francese

Alexis de Tocqueville francuski myśliciel i polityk

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Alexis de Tocqueville franzsischer Publizist und Politiker

Alexis de Tocqueville French political thinker and historian

Alexis de Tocqueville pensador, jurista, poltico, e historiador francs

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