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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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- 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
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