Augustin Thierry, The Historical Essays and Narratives of the Merovingian Era 
The Historical Essays, published under the Title of “Dix Ans d’Études historiques,” and Narratives of the Merovingian Era; or, Scenes of the Sixth Century, with an Autobiographical Preface (Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1845).
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This volume contains many essays on 17th century English history, the revolution, the restoration, Scotland, the Roman Empire, books reviews, and French history. It also contains his narrative history of France from 561-583. There are no details given about the translator.
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- Translator’s Preface.
- Autobiographical Preface.: History of My Historical Works and Theories.
- Historical Essays.
- Essay I.: Revolutions of England.
- Essay II.: On the Character of the Great Men of the Revolution of 1640, a Propos of the History of Cromwell, By M. Villemain.
- Essay III.: Continuation of the Same Subject.—character of Political Parties.—the Deists.—the Presbyterians.—the Independents.—the Royalists.—the Soldiers.—the People.
- Essay IV.: On the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Member of the Long Parliament, Written By His Widow Lucy Apsley.
- Essay V.: On the Restoration of 1660, a Propos of a Work Entitled “an Historical Essay On the Reign of Charles the Second, By Jules Berthevin.”
- Essay VI.: On the Revolution of 1688.
- Essay VII.: On the National Spirit of the Irish, a Propos of the Irish Melodies By Thomas Moore.
- Essay VIII.: On the Conquest of England By the Normans, a Propos of the Novel of Ivanhoe.
- Essay IX.: On the Life of Anne Boleyn, Wife of Henry the Eighth, a Propos of Miss Benger’s Work, Entitled “memoirs of the Life of Anne Boleyn, Queen of Henry the Eighth.”
- Essay X.: On the History of Scotland, and the National Character of the Scotch.
- Essay XI.: On the History of the English Constitution, a Propos of Mr. Henry Hallam’s Work, Entitled “the Constitutional History of England.” *
- Essay XII.: On M. Daunou’s Historical Course At the College De France.
- Essay XIII.: On the Roman Empire, the Causes of Its Ruin, and the Double Character of the Institutions of the Middle Ages In the East and West, a Propos of the History of the Lower Empire, By M. De Segur.
- Essay XIV.: On the Primitive Meaning and Extent of the Title of King, a Propos of the Work Entitled, “on Royalty, According to the Revealed Divine Laws, Natural Laws, and the Constitutional Charter,” By M. De La Serve.
- Essay XV.: On the Real Constitution of the Ottoman Empire, a Propos of the Work Entitled, “the Revolution of Constantinople of 1807 and 1808,” By M. De Juchereau De Saint Denis.
- Essay XVI.: On Local and Municipal Freedom, a Propos of a Collection of Mirabeau’s Speeches and Opinions, Published By M. Barthe.
- Essay XVII.: On the Ancient and Modern Spirit of French Lawyers, a Propos of the Universal Journal of Legislation and Jurisprudence, Edited By Messrs. Barthe, Berenger, Berville, Dupin, Junior, Girod (de L’ain), Cousin, Merilhou, Odilon Barrot, Joseph Rey
- Essay XVIII.: On the Philosophy of the Eighteenth and That of the Nineteenth Century, a Propos of M. Garat’s Work, Entitled “historical Memoirs On the Life of M. Suard.”
- Essay XIX.: On the Antipathy of Race Which Divides the French Nation, a Propos of M. Warden’s Work, Entitled a “statistical, Historical, and Political Description of the United States of North America.”
- Essay XX.: The True History of Jacques Bonhomme, From Authentic Documents.
- Essay XXI.: On Some Errors of Our Modern Historians, a Propos of a History of France In Use In Our Colleges.
- Essay XXII.: First Letter On the History of France, Addressed to the Editor of the “courrier Francais.”
- Essay XXIII.: On the Classification of the History of France By Royal Races.
- Essay XXIV.: On the Character and Policy of the Franks.
- Essay XXV.: On the Enfranchisement of the Communes.
- Essay XXVI.: A Glance At the History of Spain. *
- Essay XXVII.: An Episode of the History of Brittany
- Preface to the Narratives.
- Narratives of the Merovingian Times.
- First Narrative. Ad 561—568.
- Second Narrative. Ad 568—575.
- Third Narrative. 575—578.
- Fourth Narrative. 577—586.
- Fifth Narrative. Ad 579—581.
- Sixth Narrative. 580—583.