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Saggio sopra la storia delle societa civile [Essay on the history of civil society]

Author Adam Ferguson
Title Saggio sopra la storia delle societa civile [Essay on the history of civil society]
Imprint Vicenza: nella stamperia Turra
Date of Publication 1791-92
Language Italian
Notes This is the rare (no copies recorded outside Italy) first Italian translation of Adam Ferguson's "Essay on the History of Civil Society", one of the main works of the Scottish Enlightenment, and regarded as the first work of empirical sociology in English. The work was first published in English in 1767 and made Ferguson famous as a philosopher and historian throughout Europe. The present translation, by the Vicenza-based lawyer Tomasso Cerato, is taken from the French translation of 1783. A further Italian translation was published in Venice in 1807.
Shelfmark RB.s.2862
Acquired on 21/06/13
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