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Idea di una perfetta repubblica

Author Hume, David
Title Idea di una perfetta repubblica
Imprint Milano: Da' torchi della tipografia milanese in contrada nuova.
Date of Publication [1801]
Language Italian
Notes This is the first translation into Italian of David Hume's 'Idea of a perfect commonwealth', first published as Essay XII in his 'Political Discourses' of 1752.. The translator, Alvise Zenobio, dedicates the work to the people of the Cisalpine Republic. Napoleon Bonaparte's attempts to remodel Europe had led to the creation of this new state in 1797. It was eventually incorporated into the Italian Republic in 1802. In this book, Hume is clearly seen as an important writer to use in the debates over how to set up a working democratic system of government. There are numerous contemporary annotations in Italian. This is another example of the important role played by Scottish Enlightenment works in translation.
Shelfmark RB.s.2332
Reference Sources Not in Jessop
Acquired on 05/04/04
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