Pierre Émile Levasseur

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Levasseur, Pierre Émile

 

Born Dec. 8, 1828, in Paris; died there July 10, 1911. French economist and historian. Member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (1868).

Levasseur was the author of numerous works, primarily on the economic history of France, written from the standpoint of the school of vulgar political economy. His works portray capitalism in apologetic terms, but they are valuable for the large amount of factual material that they contain.

WORKS

Histoire des classes ouvrières et de l’industrie en France avant 1789, 2nd ed., vols. 1–2. Paris, 1900–01.
Histoire des classes ouvrières et de l’industrie en France de 1789 a 1870, 2nd ed., vols. 1–2. Paris, 1903–04.
Questions ouvrières et industrielles en France sous la Troisième Rèpublique. Paris, 1907.
In Russian translation:
Osnovy politicheskoi ekonomii. St. Petersburg, 1888.