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    A Classical Republican in Eighteenth-Century France: The Political Thought of Mably.Johnson Wright - 1997 - Stanford University Press.
    This is an intellectual biography of Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-85), who emerges as a central figure in the history of republican thought in the era of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Although Mably, whose career as a historian and political theorist stretched from 1740 to the eve of the French Revolution, clearly played a major role in the intellectual history of his era, there has been no study of his life and thought in English for nearly seventy years. (...)
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    Republican Political Economy.Istvan Hont, Michael Sonenscher, Johnson Kent Wright, Stefan Altorfer-Ong & Rudolf Bolzern - 2007 - History of European Ideas 33 (4):390-475.
    The article provides an analysis of Georg Ludwig Schmid's ‘Reflexions sur l’Agriculture’, which was published as the first essay in the first issue of the publications of the Oeconomical Society of Berne, founded in 1759. Schmid connected the agricultural improvement movement of the time to the logic of international power competition that caused the 7 Years’ War and wished to preserve political economy as agronomy for the cause of peace and virtuous economic progress. In his essay on commerce and luxury, (...)
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    The Hard Birth of French Liberalism.Johnson Kent Wright - 2009 - Modern Intellectual History 6 (3):597-609.
    Last year, Andreas Kalyvas and Ira Katznelson published a brief, bold book on a topic from which historians of political thought have tended to shy away, curiously enough—the relations between republicanism and liberalism as political ideologies in the age of the American and French Revolutions. Liberal Beginnings: Making a Republic for the Moderns is relentlessly polemical, blaming this neglect on the historians and theorists responsible for resurrecting the early modern republican tradition over the last few decades. Pocock, Skinner, Wood, Petit, (...)
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    Mably and Berne.Johnson Kent Wright - 2007 - History of European Ideas 33 (4):427-439.
    The Swiss Cantons had no greater admirer in the eighteenth-century than the French political thinker Gabriel Bonnot de Mably. The feeling was mutual, at least to some extent, since the Bernese Patriotic Society awarded its first prize in 1763 to Mably, for his dialogue Entretiens de Phocion. The prize then led to an exchange of letters, stretching across some two decades, with Daniel Fellenberg, founder of the Patriotic society—the most important block of Mably's correspondence to have survived. This essay considers (...)
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    Forum Comment.Johnson Kent Wright - 2006 - Modern Intellectual History 3 (1):105-109.