Translations

  • Observations on the Religion, Law, Government and Manners of the Turks

  • Translation Title: Observations sur la religion, les loix, le gouvernement, et les mœurs des Turcs
  • Original Author: James Porter
  • Original title: Observations on the Religion, Law, Government and Manners of the Turks
  • Publ. Year From: 1767 to:
  • lang: English
  • Note:

    The work was published anonymously

  • Translation: Observations sur la religion, les loix, le gouvernement, et les mœurs des Turcs
  • Publisher: Merlin
  • N° Editions: 2
  • Pub. Place: Paris
  • Pub. Date: 1768
  • Lang: French
  • Note:

    The title page reads 'Londres, et se trouve à Paris, chez Merlin, rue de la Harpe, à Saint-Joseph'.

    It also indicates the name of the translator as 'M. B***'

    Another edition, Observations sur la religion, les loix, le gouvernement, et les mœurs des Turcs, which included several notes critical of intolerance and organised religion, both Islam and Christianity, was published by the Société typographique de Neuchâtel in 1770. It is not known who wrote the notes; it is unlikely that they were by Bergier.

  • An inquiry into the beauties of painting and into the merits of the most celebrated painters, ancient and modern

  • Translation Title: Recherches sur les beautés de la peinture et sur le mérite desplus célèbres peintres anciens et modernes
  • Original Author: Daniel Webb
  • Original title: An inquiry into the beauties of painting and into the merits of the most celebrated painters, ancient and modern
  • Publ. Year From: 1759 to:
  • lang: English
  • Translation: Recherches sur les beautés de la peinture et sur le mérite desplus célèbres peintres anciens et modernes
  • Publisher: Briasson
  • Pub. Place: Paris
  • Pub. Date: 1764
  • Lang: French
  • An Essay on the History of Civil Society

  • Translation Title: Essai sur l'histoire de la société civile
  • Original Author: Adam Ferguson
  • Original title: An Essay on the History of Civil Society
  • Publ. Year From: 1766 to:
  • lang: English
  • Translation: Essai sur l'histoire de la société civile
  • Publisher: La veuve Desaint
  • Pub. Place: PAris
  • Pub. Date: 1782
  • Lang: French
  • Inayat-Allah

  • Translation Title: Dissertation sur les mœurs, les usages, le langage, la religion et la philosophie des Hindoux, suivie d'une Exposition générale et succincte du gouvernement et de l'état actuel de l'Hindostan
  • Original Author: Alexander Dow
  • Original title: Inayat-Allah
  • Publ. Year From: 1767 to:
  • lang: English
  • Note:

    This is a translation by Alexander Dow of a Persian work by Muhamad Casim Ferishta of Delhi.

  • Translation: Dissertation sur les mœurs, les usages, le langage, la religion et la philosophie des Hindoux, suivie d'une Exposition générale et succincte du gouvernement et de l'état actuel de l'Hindostan
  • Publisher: Pissot
  • Pub. Place: Paris
  • Pub. Date: 1768
  • Lang: French
  • Note:

    Bergier explains in his Preface that he had translated 2 pieces from Dow's translation of the Persian work. He includes a translation of parts of Dow's Preface concerning the text, and also adds notes by another English author.