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By Harvey Mitchell

Alexis de Tocqueville is well-known as probably the most vital nineteenth-century historians. during this perceptive learn, Harvey Mitchell examines afresh Tocqueville's works, together with the Souvenirs of 1848 and his voluminous correspondence, to shed new mild on his philosophy of background. Tocqueville's hindrance with old forces and person selection end up important to his paintings. Professor Mitchell finds in Tocqueville a cohesion of idea and a deep involvement with the philosophical questions raised by way of ancient continuity and alter.

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2, pp. 346-50. From these beliefs Tocqueville never departed. He repeated them, for example, in October 1856. See AT, 45B, "Premiere chemise. " Tocqueville to Gobineau, October 2, 1843, and October 22, 1843, OC, IX, pp. 57-62, 67-68. "40 The primary legacy of Christian belief in individual conscience and self-realization, though now largely but not totally secularized in form, remained, however, as he said in the Democracy,41 the best assurance for the survival of human morality and spirituality.

76. OC, I, pt. 1, pp. 13-14. 51 22 Introduction the parameters of language, construct theories of human action in accordance with them, invest their theories with the appearance of unassailability, but also run the risk of becoming prisoners of their own constructs. In many respects, Tocqueville believed that LAncien Regime et la Revolution was freer from the "privileged" understandings that other historians, such as Mignet, Thiers and Lamartine, claimed lay within their grasp. He took much pride in the magisterial and economical perspective of LAncien Regime.

OC, I, pt. 1, pp. 13-14. 51 22 Introduction the parameters of language, construct theories of human action in accordance with them, invest their theories with the appearance of unassailability, but also run the risk of becoming prisoners of their own constructs. In many respects, Tocqueville believed that LAncien Regime et la Revolution was freer from the "privileged" understandings that other historians, such as Mignet, Thiers and Lamartine, claimed lay within their grasp. He took much pride in the magisterial and economical perspective of LAncien Regime.

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