Book Reviews

Jean-François Melon, Essai politique sur le commerce [A political essay on commerce], 1734, Preface by Francine Markovits, Caen, Presses Universitaires de Caen, Bibliothèque de philosophie politique et juridique, 2014, 465 p.

Loïc Charles  By the same author

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Today, Jean-François Melon’s Essai politique sur le commerce is rightly considered a major work in European Enlightenment political economy.1 Kenneth Carpenter ranks it quite high in The Economic Bestsellers before 1850,2 noting its twenty editions in over eight different (…)