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HIST3391
Module Reading List 201415

De Tocqueville and the Democratic Regime, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr SJD Green
s.j.d.green@leeds.ac.uk
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Texts

i) Democracy in America , vol. 1, Preface, Introduction, pt. 1, chs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, pt 2: chs 5, 7–10; vol. 2, pt 1: chs 1–5, 8–9; pt. 2 chs 1–5, 7–9, 13–20; pt. 3 chs 1–5, 11–14, 18–21;pt 4, hs 1–6.

ii) The Old Regime and the Revolution , Book 1, chs 1, 2, 3 + 5; Book 2, chs 1, 2, 5, 7–10; Book 3, chs 1, 2, 4–8

iii) The recollections of Alexis de Tocqueville Pts 1 and 2

iv) Selected Letters 6–9, 11, 14–15, 19–22, 25, 27–9, 33, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 47, 50, 52–3, 55, 57–60, 63–4, 66–8, 70-1, 74–5, 79–80, 83, 87, 89, 90, 96–7, 100, 102

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Secondary Reading

Anthony Arblaster, The rise and decline of Western liberalism

Michael Biddiss, ‘Prophecy as Pragmatism: Gobineau’s Confrontation with Tocqueville’, The historical journal. , vol. 13, 1970, 611–33.

Roger Boesche, ‘The Strange Liberalism of Alexis de Tocqueville’, History of political thought. , vol. 2, 1981, 495–524.

_______, ‘Tocqueville and Le Commerce: A Newspaper Expressing his Unusual Liberalism’, Journal of the history of ideas. , vol. 44, 1983, 277–92

_______, ‘Why could Tocqueville predict so well? ’, Political theory. , vol. 11, 1983, 79–104.

_______, The Strange Liberalism of Alexis de Tocqueville

Hugh Brogan, ‘Alexis de Tocqueville and the Liberal Movement’, The historical journal. , vol. 14, 1977, 289–303

James Ceaser, ‘Alexis de Tocqueville on Political Science, Political Culture and the Role of the Intellectual’, The American political science review. , vol. 79, 1985, 656–72.

Alfred Cobban, A history of modern France , vol. 2

Henry Steele Commager, Commager on Tocqueville

Seymour Drescher, Dilemmas of democracy : Tocqueville and modernization

_______, Tocqueville and England

Abraham S. Eisenstadt (ed.), Reconsidering Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Francois Furet, Interpreting the French Revolution

Edward T. Gargan, Alexis de Tocqueville : the critical years, 1848-1851 , 1848–1851

_______, De Tocqueville

Edward T. Gargan, ‘Tocqueville and the Problem of Historical Prognosis’, The American historical review. , vol. 68, 1963, 332–45

Peter Gay, Style in history

Robert Gildea, Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799–1914, pt 1

Doris S. Goldstein, ‘The Religious Beliefs of Alexis de Tocqueville’, French historical studies. , vol. 1, 1960–379–93

_______, Trial of faith : religion and politics in Tocqueville's thought

Elie Halevy, The growth of philosophic radicalism

Christine Dunn Henderson (ed.), Tocqueville's voyages : the evolution of his ideas and their journey beyond his time

 

Richard Herr, Tocqueville and the Old Régime

E.J. Hobsbawm, The age of revolution : Europe 1789-1848

_______, The age of capital, 1848-1875

Stephen Holmes, Benjamin Constant and the making of modern liberalism

André Jardin, Tocqueville : a biography

Alan Kahan, ‘Tocqueville’s Two Revolutions’, Journal of the history of ideas. , vol. 56, 1985, 585–96

Sanford Kessler, Tocqueville's civil religion : American Christianity and the prospects for freedom

John C. Koritansky, Alexis de Tocqueville and the new science of politics : an interpretation of Democracy in America

Ralph Lerner, The thinking revolutionary : principle and practice in the new republic

Jack Lively, The social and political thought of Alexis de Tocqueville

Roger Macgraw, France, 1815-1914 : the bourgeois century

Pierre Manent, Tocqueville and the nature of democracy

Karl Marx, Surveys from exile

Arnold J. Mayer, The persistence of the Old Regime : Europe to the Great War

J.P. Mayer, Alexis de Tocqueville : a biographical study in political science

_______, Political thought in France from the Revolution to the Fifth Republic

Harvey Mitchell, Individual choice and the structures of history : Alexis de Tocqueville as historian reappraised

Lewis Namier, 1848 : the revolution of the intellectuals

H.O. Pappé, ‘Mill and Tocqueville’, Journal of the history of ideas. , vol. 25, 1964, 217–34.

Gianfranco Poggi, Images of society : essays on the sociological theories of Tocqueville, Marx and Durkheim

Munro Price, The perilous crown : France between revolutions, 1814-1848

Stephen Salkever, Finding the mean : theory and practice in Aristotelian political philosophy , ch. 6.

James T. Schleifer, The making of Tocqueville's Democracy in America

Richard Sennett, The fall of public man

Larry Sidentop, Tocqueville

Bruce James Smith, Politics & remembrance : republican themes in Machiavelli, Burke and Tocqueville , pt. 3

William H. Sewell, Jr., Work and revolution in France [electronic resource] : the language of labor from the Old Regime to 1848

David Spring, ‘An Outsider’s View: Alexis de Tocqueville on Aristocratic Society and Politics in Nineteenth-Century England’, Albion. , vol. 12, 1980, 122–31.

Cushing Strout, ‘Tocqueville and Republican Religion: Revisiting the Visitor’, Political theory. , vol. 8, 180, pp. 9–26

_______,, ‘Tocqueville’s Duality: Describing America and Thinking of Europe’, American Quarterly. , vol. 21, 1969, 87–99.

Joachim Wach, ‘The Role of Religion in the Social Philosophy of Alexis de Tocqueville’, Journal of the history of ideas. , vol. 7, 1946, 74–90.

Cheryl B. Welch (ed.), Cambridge companion to Tocqueville [electronic resource]

Irving Zeitlin, Liberty, equality, and revolution in Alexis de Tocqueville ,

Theodore Zeldin, Émile Ollivier and the liberal empire of Napoleon III.

Marvin Zetterbaum, ‘Tocqueville: Neutrality and the Use of History’, The American political science review. , vol. 58, 1964, 611–21

_______, Tocqueville and the problem of democracy

_______, ‘Tocqueville’ in Strauss and Cropsey History of political philosophy

This list was last updated on 02/10/2014