c18 Europe
c18 America
Search
Interroger
Links
Liens
Biblio
Biblio
Projects
Projets
Societies
Sociétés
Events
Evénements
People
Gens
Contact
Contacter
 

Selected Bibliography:
Adam Ferguson (1723-1816)

By Richard B. Sher and Zubin Meer

Last revised 28 October 2015

Bibliographies


Editions


Selections in Anthologies


Selections in Journals

No edition of AF's collected works has ever been published. Although some of his books have occasionally been reprinted, none has remained consistently in print except the Essay on the History of Civil Society (1767). However, nearly all eighteenth-century British and Irish editions of AF's works, as well as some of the eighteenth-century English-language editions published in Basel (“Basil”), are available to those with institutional access on Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). The Hathi Trust Digital Archive also has an excellent collection of Ferguson publications online, including post-eighteenth-century and foreign-language editions. Some editions are also available on Google Books and Internet Archive.

For a list of foreign-language editions of AF's works, contemporary and modern, see Norbert Waszek, “Adam Ferguson” (2004), p. 604, cited above under Bibliographies.

Book-Length Studies and Collections


Biographical and Contextual Studies

Major Biographical Accounts

Dictionary and Encyclopedia Articles

Other Biographical and Contextual Studies (including recent entries in book history with scattered but valuable information on AF's books and their readers)

Notes:

For other nineteenth-century biographical accounts of AF as well as a host of biographies and autobiographies of others with relevance for AF, see Fagg, “Biographical Introduction,” in Correspondence of Adam Ferguson (1995), pp. cxix–cxxvi, cited above under Editions.

See also Allan's and Brewer's chapters in Heath and Merolle (2008), Buchan's, Fry's, and Kugler's chapters in Heath and Merolle (2009), Chap 2 in Allan's monograph (2006), and Chap 3 in Kettler's (1965), all cited above under Book-Length Studies and Collections.

Theses and Dissertations

Note: Only theses and dissertations that have not been made into books, book chapters or journal articles have been included in this list—the sole exception being Fagg's, because of its importance for AF's biography.

Criticism

Notes:

See also Kettler's, Meyer's, Oz-Salzberger's, and Smith's chapters in Heath and Merolle (2008) as well as Berry's, Heath's, Lisa Hill's, Merolle's, Raynor's, and Weinstein's chapters in Heath and Merolle (2009), both cited above under Book-Length Studies and Collections.

See also Broadie's, Faure's, Nicolai's, and Waszek's chapters in Prunier (2014), cited above under Book-Length Studies and Collections.

For more on AF and anthropology, see Slotkin (1965) and Launay (2010), cited above under Selections in Anthologies.

For AF and the idea of friendship, see Hill and McCarthy (1999) and Silver (1997), cited in this section, and Silver (1990), cited below under Division of Labor, Political Economy, and Origins of Social Science.

Division of Labor, Political Economy, and Origins of Social Science

Notes:

Pascal (1938), Meek (1967), and Skinner (1982), all cited in this section, form a trio, with each building upon the former.

For more on AF and sociology, see Schneider's introduction to his edition of Ferguson's Essay (1980), cited above under Editions; and Jogland (1959), Lehmann (1930), and Séris (1994), all cited above under Book-Length Studies and Collections.

Pioneering studies of AF by German sociologists of the early twentieth century—namely, Hemann Huth in 1907, August Oncken in 1909, and Theodore Buddeberg in 1925—are cited in numerous sources mentioned in this bibliography: particularly, in Oz-Salzberger's monograph (1995) and in her edition of AF's Essay (1995), and in Merolle, Manuscripts of Adam Ferguson (2006).

Blaikie (2010), cited above under Other Biographical or Contextual Studies, also contains a section comparing AF with modern sociologist Michel Maffesoli (pp. 39–45).

See also Pascal (1962), cited below under Connections with European Thought.

Militia, National Defense, and War

Notes:

See Raynor's edition of the militia pamphlet Sister Peg (1982), and Fagg and Amoh, ed., “Adam Ferguson's Rules of War” (1991; reprinted as Appendix I in Correspondence of Adam Ferguson [1995]), cited above under Editions. See also Battistelli (1990), cited above under Selections in Anthologies.

For more on AF and military matters, see McDaniel's monograph (2013); Raynor's and McDaniel's chapters in Heath and Merolle (2008), both cited above under Book-Length Studies and Collections; and Wells (Chap 2), cited above under Theses and Dissertations.

American and French Revolutions