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La Boétie’s texts in French

1.) Link to the Manuscrit de Mesmes of La Boétie’s Discours (Fonds français 839) on the website of France’s Bibliothèque nationale


2.) La Boétie’s Collected Works in French (edition Léon Feugère; source BNF/gallica.bnf.fr) (pdf)

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3.) La Boétie’s Collected Works in French (edition Paul Bonnefon; source BNF/gallica.bnf.fr) (pdf)

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4.) La Boétie’s Discours in French (notes by M. Coste; preface by F. de la Mennais; source Google books) (pdf)

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5.) La Boétie’s Discours in French (edition Adolphe Rechastelet (Charles-Antoine Teste); source BNF/gallica.bnf.fr) (pdf)

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6.) La Boétie’s Discours in French (edition A. Vermorel; source Google books) (pdf)

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7.) La Boétie’s Discours and Mémoire in French (edition Paul Bonnefon; source Internet Archive) (pdf)

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Translations of La Boétie’s Discours

8.) Dutch version of La Boétie’s Discours (source Democratie.Nu) (pdf)

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9.) Link to a Dutch version of La Boétie’s Discours (Verhandeling over de vrijwillige slavernij) on the website athene.nl

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10.) Link to a German version of La Boétie’s Discours (Von der freiwilligen Knechtschaft des Menschen) on the website of the journal Der Spiegel

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11.) English version of La Boétie’s Discours (source Ludwig von Mises Institute) (pdf)

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12.) Link to an English version of La Boétie’s Discours (Discourse on Voluntary Servitude) on the website constitution.org. NB This page also contains a link to an alternate English translation (Slaves by Choice) of the Discours by an unknown translator.

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13.) Italian version of La Boétie’s Discours (source BNF/gallica.bnf.fr) (pdf)

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14.) Link to an Italian version of La Boétie’s Discours (Della schiavitù volontaria o il Contra Uno) on the website classicitaliani.it

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15.) Link to a Spanish version of La Boétie’s Discours (Discurso de la servidumbre voluntaria) on the website of the Fundación Andreu Nin

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16.) Portuguese version of La Boétie’s Discours (source LCC Publicações Electrônicas from the website culturabrasil.pro.br) (pdf)

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Other

A certain number of books and articles that discuss La Boétie, the man and his works, can be found on the following websites (access to JSTOR is limited; additional information on their website):

JSTOR               gallica              Google books       Internet Archive