Anthology of 19th Century French Liberalism

[Created: 27 March, 2012]
[Updated: 13 January, 2013]


The material listed here are extracts from the original works (in both French and English) which formed the basis for an English language anthology which Robert Leroux and I edited and translated for Routledge: French Liberalism in the 19th Century: An anthology. Edited by Robert Leroux and David M. Hart (London: Routledge, 2012). <http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415687423/>. This volume is number 145 in the Routledge studies in the history of economics <http://www.routledge.com/books/series/SE0341/>.

We have used 19thC English translations where available and translated a few others ourselves. The links below are to facsimile PDFs of the French original and to 19thC English translations. The new English translations are not available online for copyright reasons. The original texts were often heavily edited for reasons of length.

A larger French language only collection can be found here.

A more comprehensive listing of French classical liberal authors and their works can be found here.



PART I. The Empire (up to 1815)

PART II. The Restoration (1815–30)

PART III. The July Monarchy (1830–48)

PART IV. The Second Republic (1848–52)

PART V. The Second Empire (1852–70)

PART VI. The Third Republic (1871 onwards)