Oeuvres Completes de L’Abbe de Mably (En 12 volumes, complete)

Oeuvres Completes de L’Abbe de Mably (En 12 volumes, complete)

Gabriel Bonnot de Mably

Lyon : J.B. Delamolliere, 1792

[Enlightenment French Philosophy] 12 volume set.  Octavos. Bound in contemporary, mottled calf-backed boards.  Spines stamped in gilt in 6 compartments. Internally generally clean.  Harvard law deaccession stamp on pastedowns, Bibliotheca Olivart stamp on titles. 

Mably served in the French Diplomatic Corps during the War of the Austrian Succession.  Malby advocated for the abolition of private property (collective ownership) and for the idea of equality of needs (i.e. redistribution of goods).  He helped popularize the idea of popular sovereignty (i.e. that popular will was the source of supreme authority).  His work has been seen as a precursor to communism (his writings were reprinted in the USSR) and republicanism (as the ideological framework of the French Revolution).   Volume 8 includes observations on the government of the United States of America. 

Contents: I. III. Observations sur l'histoire de France (T. 01 : 496 p. ; T. 02 : 541 p. ; T. 03 : 504 p.) -- IV. Observations sur l'histoire de la Grece. Observations sur les Romains (VIII-519 p.) -- V. VII. Principes des negociations pour servir d'introduction au "Droit public de l'Europe". Le droit public de l'Europe, fonde sur les traites (T. 05 : 580 p. ; T. 06 : 407 p. ; T. 07 : 353 p.) -- VIII. Du gouvernement et des lois de la Pologne. Observations sur le gouvernement et les lois des Etats-Unis d'Amerique (416 p.) -- IX. De la legislation ou principes des lois (404 p.) -- X. Entretiens de Phocion sur le rapport de la morale avec la politique. Principes de morale (403 p.) -- XI. Doutes proposes aux philosophes economistes sur l'ordre naturel et essentiel des societes politiques. Des droits et des devoirs du citoyen (476 p.) -- XII. De l'etude de l'histoire. De la maniere d'ecrire l'histoire (504 p.). 

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