The intellectual origins of Mirabeau

  title={The intellectual origins of Mirabeau},
  author={Auguste Bertholet},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={91 - 96}
ABSTRACT The recent discovery of the marquis de Mirabeau’s lifelong correspondence with his Swiss friend Frédéric de Sacconay has shed new light on the development of his economic thought. Not only is it the only precise entry in his daily life leading to his fame, but it also clarifies the context in which important eighteenth-century texts have been produced and read. Amongst this collection of letters, one of them, written by Mirabeau on October 12, 1740, establishes that he possessed a…