Introduction Chronology Further Reading Translator's Note Acknowledgments I. Fables (selections) 1. The Bee and the Fly 2. The Pigeon Punished for Its Restlessness 3. The Bees 4. The Adventures of Aristonous 5. Life of Plato II. Dialogues of the Dead (selections) 1. Achilles and Homer 2. Confucius and Socrates 3. Solon and Justinian 4. Socrates and Alcibiades (1) 5. Socrates and Alcibiades (2) 6. Alexander and Aristotle 7. Coriolanus and Camillus 8. Caesar and Cato 9. Louis XI and Cardinal Balue 10. Louis XI and Louis XII 11. Henry VII and Henry VIII 12. Henry III and Henry IV 13. Cardinal Richelieu and Cardinal Mazarin III. Telemachus (selections) 1. Egypt 2. Tyre 3. Crete 4. Betique 5. Manduria 6. Salente I 7. Salente II IV. Correspondence 1. Letter to Louis XIV 2. Letter to the Marquis de Louville 3. Letter to the Duke of Burgundy V. Discourse Delivered at the Consecration of the Elector of Cologne VI. Examination of Conscience on the Duties of Kingship VII. Political Memoranda 1. Memorandum on the deplorable situation of France 2. Plans of Government (Tables de Chaulnes) 3. Measures to take after the death of the Duke of Burgundy VIII. "On Pure Love"
Ryan Patrick Hanley is Professor of Political Science at Boston College. Prior to joining the faculty at Boston College, he was the Mellon Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Marquette University, and held visiting appointments or fellowships at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Chicago. He is the author of several studies on Enlightenment political philosophy, including Adam Smith and the Character of Virtue (2009) and Love's Enlightenment: Rethinking Charity in Modernity (2017).