Sém. 13/06/19 G. Faccarello

SéMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE EN éCONOMIE - GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne : Gilbert Faccarello

10h45 - 12h15

Salle de réunion 009 GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne
10, Rue Tréfilerie
42023 Saint Etienne Cedex 2

Campus Tréfilerie - GATE Lyon Saint-Etienne - Maison de l'Université Bâtiment B

Gilbert Faccarello, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, présentera un séminaire intitulé : ‘Enlightened Saint Malthus’ or ‘the Gloomy Protestant of Dismal England’ ? The Reception of Malthus in French Language.

Thème de recherche / Main Topics : Histoire de la Pensée Economique.

Résumé / abstract  : While not necessarily properly read and understood, Malthus’s main works were extensively discussed in French speaking countries until the First World War. The number of editions of the French translation of his Essay on the Principle of Population is astonishing : while the first edition, 1798, of the Essay seems to have been unnoticed, eight editions of translations of the successive versions were published during the first half of the nineteenth century, from 1809 onward. Moreover large excerpts of the second, 1803, edition of the Essay were published as early as 1805, and abridged editions came out during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Malthus’s Principles of Political Economy (first and second editions) and Definitions in Political Economy were not forgotten, but less extensively discussed. This certainly made France a special case in the study of the reception of Malthus, all the more if we realise that French books in political economy were read and used in some non-French speaking continental countries.

Gilbert Faccarello