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Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

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French writer and politician Alexis de Tocqueville was born in Verneuil to an aristocratic Norman family. He entered the bar in 1825 and became an assistant magistrate at Versailles. In 1831, he was sent to the United States to report on the prison system. This journey produced a book called On the näytä lisää Penitentiary System in the United States (1833), as well as a much more significant work called Democracy in America (1835--40), a treatise on American society and its political system. Active in French politics, Tocqueville also wrote Old Regime and the Revolution (1856), in which he argued that the Revolution of 1848 did not constitute a break with the past but merely accelerated a trend toward greater centralization of government. Tocqueville was an observant Catholic, and this has been cited as a reason why many of his insights, rather than being confined to a particular time and place, reach beyond to see a universality in all people everywhere. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Demokratia Amerikassa (1835) 5,871 kappaletta, 32 arvostelua
Democracy in America; and Two essays on America (2003) 1,816 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
The Old Regime and the French Revolution (1856) 1,360 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Democracy in America, Volume I (1835) 1,056 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Democracy in America {abridged} (1956) 1,028 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Democracy in America, Volume 2 (Vintage Classics) (1840) 941 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Tocqueville: Democracy in America (Library of America) (2004) 371 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Recollections (1893) 192 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Memoir on Pauperism (1997) 87 kappaletta
Letters from America (2000) 56 kappaletta
Selected Letters on Politics and Society (1985) 46 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Journey to America (1959) 44 kappaletta
A Fortnight in the Wilderness (1998) 40 kappaletta
Writings on Empire and Slavery (2000) 35 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Journeys to England and Ireland (1958) 33 kappaletta
American Institutions and Their Influence (1851) — Tekijä — 30 kappaletta
The Tocqueville Reader: a Life in Letters and Politics (2002) — Tekijä — 29 kappaletta
Tocqueville's America (1983) 18 kappaletta
Tocqueville : Oeuvres, Tome 3 (2004) 16 kappaletta
Regards sur le Bas-Canada (2003) 10 kappaletta
Minnen (2015) 7 kappaletta
Democratie wezen en oorsprong (2004) 6 kappaletta
Cogunlugun Zorbaligi (2020) 6 kappaletta
Dizionario delle idee (1997) 6 kappaletta
Discursos y escritos políticos (2005) 4 kappaletta
Le despotisme démocratique (2009) 4 kappaletta
Democracy in America 3 kappaletta
Seconde lettre sur l'Algérie (2003) 3 kappaletta
Un Perfil de Norteamérica (1997) 3 kappaletta
Inéditos sobre la revolución (1973) 3 kappaletta
Discorso sul diritto al lavoro (1996) 3 kappaletta
Correspondencia (1985) 3 kappaletta
Democracy in America (abridged) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Viaggio in America, 1831-1832 (1909) 2 kappaletta
Oeuvres choisies 2 kappaletta
Tocqueville au Bas-Canada (2017) 2 kappaletta
De la colonie en Algérie (1837) — Tekijä — 2 kappaletta
Toqueville (2013) 2 kappaletta
Viaggi (1997) 2 kappaletta
Wspomnienia (1987) 2 kappaletta
Recollections of Alex de Tocqueville 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Dawne rządy a rewolucja (2019) 1 kappale
Scritti politici (2013) 1 kappale
Kleine politische Schriften (2014) 1 kappale
Vita attraverso le lettere (1996) 1 kappale
Listy (1999) 1 kappale
De la démocratie en Amérique (Tome 2) (French Edition) (2018) — Tekijä — 1 kappale, 1 arvostelu
Memoria sobre el pauperismo (2003) 1 kappale

Associated Works

A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love (2003)eräät painokset497 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Avustaja — 394 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Avustaja, eräät painokset256 kappaletta
American Government: Readings and Cases (1977) — Avustaja, eräät painokset248 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Portable Conservative Reader (1982) — Avustaja — 212 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Life in the Iron Mills [Bedford Cultural Editions] (1997) — Avustaja — 144 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
America Visited (1937) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The liberal tradition in European thought (1971) — Avustaja, eräät painokset17 kappaletta
Sources: Notable Selections in American Government (1996) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Conservative Texts: An Anthology (1991) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Escritos políticos (1964) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Civiliser la démocratie (1998) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Tocqueville, Alexis de
Virallinen nimi
Clérel de Tocqueville, Alexis-Charles-Henri-Maurice
Muut nimet
DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis-Charles-Henri Clerel
DE TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis Charles Henri Clerel
Tocqueville Cemetery, Normandy, France
Pariisi, Ranska
Cannes, Ranska
Verneuil-sur-Seine, Ranska
Metz, Ranska
Pariisi, Ranska
Versailles, Ranska
Tocqueville, Ranska
Collège Royal, Metz
Lycée Fabert, Metz
political philosopher
Ranskan akatemia (1841)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Académie française (1841)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Alexis de Tocqueville was a political thinker and writer still famous today especially for his Democracy in America, the classic work that appeared in two volumes in 1835 and 1840 following his travels in the USA. Also in 1835, de Tocqueville married Mary Motley, an Englishwoman, against the wishes of his family because she was not an aristocrat.



Excellent first-hand analysis of the early decades of the USA, and its imperfect attempts to create a genuinely 'democratic' state, from an intellectual who had also witnessed the near-parallel development of the French state from the revolution to the dictatorship of Napoleon and beyond.
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sfj2 | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 25, 2024 |
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luvucenanzo06 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 1, 2024 |
Alexis de Tocqueville compares with disinterested honesty 19th century Democracy, especially American democracy, with the European aristocracies that preceded it. In this two-volume work, he outlines both the benefits and dangers of both social orders. With the certain knowledge that the age of the aristocracy is passed, de Tocqueville writes with the ultimate hope that his book will serve as a warning to citizens under democratic rule, that they will not succumb to the apathy that is their greatest enemy, which would allow the government to pursue its natural tendency to metastasize into the private realm of citizen, governing an ever greater number of minutiae in the personal lives of its subjects, and annulling the freedom that was originally sought in creating a democracy… (lisätietoja)
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Coffeehag | 31 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 5, 2023 |



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