Democracy in America

Tocqueville, Alexis De [Trans. & Ed. By Harvey Mansfield & Debra Winthrop]

Published by The Univerity of Chicago Press, 2000
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Synopsis: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) came to America in 1831 to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its democracy. The book he wrote on his return to France, Democracy in America, is both the best ever written on democracy and the best ever written on America. It remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not only because it has something to interest and please everyone, but also because it has something to teach everyone. When it was published in 2000, Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthrop's new translation of Democracy in America—only the third since the original two-volume work was published in 1835 and 1840—was lauded in all quarters as the finest and most definitive edition of Tocqueville's classic thus far. Mansfield and Winthrop have restored the nuances of Tocqueville's language, with the expressed goal "to convey Tocqueville's thought as he held

About the Author: Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University. Political philosopher and author, he is acknowledged as a leading translator of Machiavelli.

Delba Winthrop is a Lecturer in Extension and administrator of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications.

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Title: Democracy in America
Publisher: The Univerity of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
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Tocqueville, Alexis de; Translated, Edited & with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield & Delba Winthrop
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Book Description University of Chicago Press, Chicago & London, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. SUPERB: AUTHORITATIVE: CLASSIC: AS-NEW First Edition hardcover (orig. 2000) w/ full no. line showing 1st printing, AS-NEW unclipped mylar-protected color-illus. jacket w/ sharp AS-NEW edges & corners & showing orig. $35.00 price at top-right inside-front flyleaf, SUPERB cover w/ rich-brown library-durable linen wrapping spine & extending 1.36" onto front & back panels covered w/ exceptionally attractive sorbet-green rag paper w/ titles handsomely & boldly gilt-engraved on spine & w/ de Tocqueville's signature stamp-engraved green-on-green on front panel, SPLENDID dark-sepia contemporaneous map of "Amerique Anglaise-Republique des Etats-Unis" reproduced on both front & back end-papers, IMMACULATE smooth-cut text-block exterior, AS-NEW sewn binding w/ tight signatures & w/ green-yellow-checked cloth bands at spine-caps, PRISTINE interior handsomely printed w/ remarkable clarity on excellent UNBLEMISHED paper w/ SUPERB presentation of extensive footnotes & other scholarly apparatus * 6.26" x 9.24" x 2.12", 1.26 kg, xciii+722 (815) pp. * CONTENTS: Editor's Introduction (xvii), Suggested Reading (lxxxvii), A Note on the Translation (xci); Volume One: Introduction (1), Part One (19), Part Two (165); Volume Two: Notice (399), Part One: On the Influence of Democracy on Intellectual Movement in the United States (403), Part Two: Influence of Democracy on the Sentiments of the Americans (479), Part Three: Influence of Democracy on Mores Properly so-Called (535), Part Four: On the Influence that Democratic Ideas & Sentiments Exert on Political Society (639); Notes (677), Sources Cited by Tocqueville (705), Index (711) * Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-59) came to America in 1831 to see what a great republic was like. What struck him most was the country's equality of conditions, its democracy. The book he wrote on his return to France, "Democracy in America", is both the best ever written on democracy & the best ever written on America. It remains the most often quoted book about the United States, not only because it has something to interest & please everyone but also because it has something to teach everyone. When it was published in 2000, Harvey Mansfield & Delba Winthrop's new translation of "Democracy in America" (only the 3rd since the orig. 2-vol. work was published in 1835 & 1840) was lauded in all quarters as the finest & most definitive edition of Tocqueville's classic thus far. Mansfield & Winthrop have restored the nuances of Tocqueville's language w/ the expressed goal "to convey Tocqueville's thought as he held it rather than to restate it in comparable terms of today". The result is a translation w/ minimal interpretation but impeccable annotations of unfamiliar references, further enhanced w/ a masterful introduction which places the work & its author in the broader contexts of political philosophy & statesmanship. The astonishing efforts of the translator-editors have fully captured the elegance, subtlety & profundity of de Tocqueville's original, & offers ample proof of how very essential this masterpiece continues to be. Lavishly prepared & produced, this long-awaited new translation has become the authoritative edition of Tocqueville's profound & prescient masterwork. * Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University. Political philosopher & author, he is acknowledged as a leading translator of Machiavelli. Delba Winthrop is Lecturer in Extension & administrator of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University. Her articles & essays have appeared in numerous publications. * HIGH PRAISE: "'Democracy in America' will continue to be read w/ profit as long as the United States survives as a republic &, indeed, as long as democracy endures. It deserves faithful translators, careful expositors & insightful commentators. In Mansfield & Winthrop it has found them." -Robert P. George, Times Literary Supplement. Seller Inventory # 008648

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Tocqueville, Alexis de; Translated, Edited & with an Introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield & Delba Winthrop
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