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Democracy in America and Two Essays on America

Democracy in America and Two Essays on America
Cover: Fűzött
ISBN: 9780140447606
Language: angol
Size: 129*198
Weight: 671 g
Page no.: 992
Publish year: 2003
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Democracy in America and Two Essays on America

One of the most influential political texts ever written on America, and an indispensable authority on the nature of democracy

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and civil servant, made a nine-month journey through eastern America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the strengths and weaknesses of the nation's evolving politics. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing its egalitarian ideals reflected the spirit of the age. This edition, the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, includes the rarely translated 'Two Weeks in the Wilderness', an evocative account of Tocqueville's travels among the Iroquois and Chippeway, and 'Excursion to Lake Oneida'.
 

The French sociologist and historian, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) was active in the law and served for a time as foreign minister. He also wrote L'Ancien Régime.

 

Publisher: Penguin
Translator: Bevan, Gerald
Category: Politika, Szociológia, Történelem / újkor




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