The Bookshelf of The Republic

A selection of seminal political and historical background texts
available either online or in print.

The Rights of Man

Tom Paine

Common Sense

Tom Paine

Democracy and its Critics

Robert Dahl

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Mary Wollstonecraft

The Peloponnesian War



The Republic



Nicomachean Ethics


The Discourses

N. Machiavelli

The Commonwealth of Oceana and A System of Politics

J. Harrington

The Social Contract

Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Federalist Papers

A. Hamilton, J. Jay and J. Madison


Theobald Wolfe Tone

A Short Life of Thomas Davis

C.G. Duffy

Jail Journal

J. Mitchel

The Workers’ Republic

James Connolly

Erin’s Hope

James Connolly

Labour in Irish History

James Connolly

Socialism; Utopian and Scientific

Friedrich Engels

An Essay on the Principle of Population

Thomas Malthus


Karl Marx

Defensor Pacis

Marsilius of Padua

Democracy in America

A. de Tocqueville

On Liberty

J. S. Mill

The Human Condition

Hannah Arendt

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt

On Revolution

Hannah Arendt

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