The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume II

Notes on the French Revolution and Napoleon

Alexis de Tocqueville

The Old Regime and the Revolution, Volume II
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Alexis de Tocqueville

Translated by Alan S. Kahan
Edited by François Furet and Françoise Mélonio
528 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2001
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9780226805337 Published September 2001
With his monumental work The Old Regime and the Revolution, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)-best known for his classic Democracy in America— envisioned a multivolume philosophic study of the origins of modern France that would examine the implications of French history on the nature and development of democratic society. Volume 1, which covered the eighteenth-century background to the Revolution, was published to great acclaim in 1856. On the continuation of this project, he wrote: "When this Revolution has finished its work, [this volume] will show what that work really was, and what the new society which has come from that violent labor is, what the Revolution has taken away and what it has preserved from that old regime against which it was directed."

Tocqueville died in the midst of this work. Here in volume 2—in clear, up-to-date English—is all that he had completed, including the chapters he started for a work on Napoleon, notes and analyses he made in the course of researching and writing the first volume, and his notes on his preparation for his continuation. Based on the new French edition of The Old Regime, most of the translated texts have never before appeared in English, and many of those that have appeared have been considerable altered. More than ever before, readers will be able to see how Tocqueville's account of the Revolution would have come out, had he lived to finish it. This handsomely produced volume completes the set and is essential reading for anyone interested in the French Revolution or in Tocqueville's thought.



Contents
Translator's Foreword

INTRODUCTION
by François Furet and François Mélonio

The Work in Progress
The Revolution as Ideology
Note on the Manuscript
by Françoise Mélonio

BOOK ONE
The Outbreak of the Revolution
CHAPTER ZERO
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
APPENDIX TO CHATERS THREE, FOUR, AND FIVE
APPENDIX TO CHAPTER FIVE

BOOK TWO
Notes Exceroted from Tocqueville's Papers concerning
the History of the Revolution
CHAPTER ZERO
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE

BOOK THREE
Napoleon
CHAPTER ZERO

Part One: The Convention and the Directory
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
APPENDIX

Part Two: The Consulate and the Empire
SECTION ONE
SECTION TWO

Excerpts from Tocqueville's Research Notes
NOTES RELATING PRIMARILY TO BOOK
ONE OF THE FIRST VOLUME

Plans
Botes on Germany
Notes of Blackstone and England
Notes on Russia

NOTES RELATING PRIMARILY TO BOOK
TWO OF THE FIRST VOLUME

Notes Taken on Tours
Notes on Turgot
Notes on the Cahiers

NOTES RELATING PRIMARILY TO BOOK
THREE OF THE FIRST VOLUME

Notes on Mirabeau the Elder
Notes on the Physiocrats

Notes and Variants, by Françoise Mélonio

Index
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