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Robert Molesworth, An Account of Denmark, With Francogallia and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor 
An Account of Denmark, With Francogallia and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor, Edited and with an Introduction by Justin Champion (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2011).
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Molesworth’s An Account of Denmark was one of the canonical works of 18th century Whiggism. It is a detailed description of how tyranny and corruption worked, the institutions that made this possible, and the ideas that supported it. This volume also includes his translation of François Hotman’s **Francogallia* and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor. These texts encompass Molesworth’s major political statements on liberty as well as his important and understudied recommendations for the application of liberty to economic improvement.
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- The Thomas Hollis Library
- Robert Molesworth and Gothic Liberty
- The Life
- The Ideas
- The History and Reception of the Texts
- Editorial Apparatus
- Bibliographical Descriptions Editions, Translations, and Extracts, 1694–1789
- English Editions
- European Editions 1
- Textual Policy
- Spelling and Footnotes
- List of Sources
- Further Reading
- An Account of Denmark
- The Preface
- Chapter I: Of the Territories Belonging to the King of Denmark, and Their Situation
- Chapter II: Of Denmark In Particular, and the Island of Zealand
- Chapter III: Of the Sound
- Chapter IV: Of the Other Islands, and Jutland
- Chapter V: Of the Rest of the King of Denmark’s Countries
- Chapter VI: Of Their Form of Government
- Chapter VII: The Manner How the Kingdom of Denmark Became Hereditary and Absolute
- Chapter VIII: The Condition, Customs, and Temper of the People
- Chapter IX: Of the Revenue
- Chapter X: Of the Army, Fleet, and Fortresses
- Chapter XI: Of the Court
- Chapter XII: The Disposition and Inclinations of the King of Denmark Towards His Neighbours
- Chapter XIII: The Manner of Dispossessing, and Restoring the Duke of Holstein Gottorp
- Chapter XIV: The Interests of Denmark In Relation to Other Princes
- Chapter XV: Of the Laws, Courts of Justice, Etc.
- Chapter XVI: The State of Religion, of the Clergy, and Learning, Etc.
- The Conclusion
- Francogallia, Or an Account of the Ancient Free State of France
- The Preface to the Reader 1
- The Translator’s Preface 3
- A Short Extract of the Life of Francis Hotoman, Taken Out of Monsieur Bayle’ S Historical Dictionary and Other Authors.
- Explication of the Roman Names Mention’d By Hotoman
- The Author’s Preface
- Chapter I: The State of Gaul, Before It Was Reduced Into a Province By the Romans
- Chapter II: Probable Conjectures Concerning the Ancient Language of the Gauls
- Chapter III: The State of Gaul, After It Was Reduced Into the Form of a Province By the Romans
- Chapter IV: Of the Original of the Franks; Who Having Possessed Themselves of Gallia, Changed Its Name Into That of Francia, Or Francogallia
- Chapter V: Of the Name of the Franks, and Their Sundry Excursions; and What Time They First Began to Establish a Kingdom In Gallia
- Chapter VI: Whether the Kingdom of Francogallia Was Hereditary Or Elective; and the Manner of Making Its Kings
- Chapter VII: What Rule Was Observ’d Concerning the Inheritance of the Deceased King, When He Left More Children Than One
- Chapter VIII: Of the Salick Law, and What Right Women Had In the King ’s Their Father’s Inheritance
- Chapter IX: Of the Right of Wearing a Large Head of Hair Peculiar to the Royal Family
- Chapter X: The Form and Constitution of the Francogallican Government
- Chapter XI: Of the Sacred Authority of the Publick Council; and What Affairs Were Wont to Be Transacted Therein
- Chapter XII: Of the Kingly Officers, Commonly Call’d Mayors of the Palace
- Chapter XIII: Whether Pipin Was Created King By the Pope Or By the Authority of the Francogallican Council
- Chapter XIV: Of the Constable, and Peers of France
- Chapter XV: Of the Continued Authority and Power of the Sacred Council, During the Reign of the Carolingian Family
- Chapter XVI: Of the Capetian Race, and the Manner of Its Obtaining the Kingdom of Francogallia
- Chapter XVII: Of the Uninterrupted Authority of the Publick Council During the Capetian Race
- Chapter XVIII: Of the Remarkable Authority of the Council Against Lewis the Eleventh
- Chapter XIX: Of the Authority of the Assembly of the States Concerning the Most Important Affairs of Religion 97
- Chapter XX: Whether Women Are Not As Much Debarred (by the Francogallican Law) From the Administration, As From the Inheritance of the Kingdom
- Chapter XXI: Of the Juridical Parliaments In France
- Some Considerations For the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor
- To the Gentlemen of the Honourable House of Commons of Ireland
- Some Considerations For the Promoting of Agriculture, Etc.
- Appendix 1
- Selected Sources Cited In Francogallia
- Loeb Classical Library
- Appendix 2
- Ordonnance Pour Les Rangs Du Royaume De Danemarck