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SIX BOOKS OF THE COMMONWEALTH by JEAN BODIN Abridged and translated by M. J. TOOLEY BASIL BLACKWELL OXFORD PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN IN THE CITY OF OXFORD AT THE ALDEN PRESS BOUND BY THE KEMP HALL BINDERY, OXFORD [taken from the Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics] <http://www.constitution.org/liberlib.htm>
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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. Biographical Sketch. II. The Argument of the Six books of the Commonwealth. TRANSLATOR'S NOTE. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE. THE SIX BOOKS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. BOOK I [The chapter numbers in brackets are those of the original French.] The final end of the well-ordered commonwealth [Chapter I] 1 Concerning the family [Chapters II-V] 6 Concerning the citizen [Chapters VI and VII] 18 Concerning sovereignty [Chapter VIII] 25 Concerning feudatory and tributary princes [Chapter IX] 36 The true attributes of sovereignty [Chapter X] 40 BOOK II Of the different kinds of commonwealth [Chapter I] 51 Concerning despotic monarchy [Chapter II] 56 Concerning royal monarchy [Chapter III] 59 Concerning tyrannical monarchy [Chapters IV and V] 61 Concerning the aristocratic state [Chapter VI] 69 Concerning popular states [Chapter VII] 72 BOOK III The council [Chapter I] 77 Officers of state and holders of commissions [Chapters II and III] 80
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The magistrate [Chapters IV and V] 84 Concerning corporate associations, guilds, estates, and communities [Chapter VII] 96 BOOK IV The rise and fall of commonwealths [Chapter I] 109 That changes of government and changes in law should not be sudden [Chapter III] 123 Whether the tenure of office in the commonwealth should be permanent [Chapter IV] 128 Whether the prince should render justice to his subjects in person [Chapter VI] 133 How seditions may be avoided [Chapter VII] 138 BOOK V The order to be observed in adapting the form of the commonwealth to divers conditions of men, and the means of determining their dispositions [Chapter I] How to prevent those disorders which spring from excessive wealth and excessive poverty [Chapter II] Concerning rewards and punishments [Chapter IV] Whether it is expedient to arm subjects, fortify and organize for war [Chapter V] The keeping of treaties and alliances between princes [Chapter VI] BOOK VI The census and the censorship [Chapter I] The revenues [Chapter II] A comparison of the three legitimate types of commonwealth, popular, aristocratic, and monarchical, concluding in favour of monarchy [Chapter IV] That in a royal monarchy succession should not be by election nor in the female line, but by hereditary succession in the male line [Chapter V] Concerning distributive, commutative, and harmonic justice, and their relation to the aristocratic, popular, and monarchical states [Chapter VI]
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INTRODUCTION I. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH JEAN BODIN, like Machiavelli, was one of those writers whose political thinking developed under pressure of personal experience. The Six books of the Commonwealth was published early in 1576, and more than any of his other works, reflects all the facets of his very varied experience. It is the work
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