Montesquieu: The Spirit Of The Laws

September 21, 1989|
Montesquieu: The Spirit Of The Laws by Charles de Montesquieu
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The Spirit of the Laws is without question one of the central texts in the history of eighteenth-century thought, yet there has been no complete scholarly English language edition since 1750. This lucid translation renders Montesquieu''s problematic text newly accessible to a fresh generation of students, helping them to understand why Montesquieu was such an important figure in the early enlightenment and why The Spirit of the Laws was such an influence on those who framed the American Constitution. Fully annotated, this edition focuses on Montesquieu''s use of sources and his text as a whole, rather than on those opening passages toward which critical energies have traditionally been devoted.
Title:Montesquieu: The Spirit Of The Laws
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:808 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.97 in
Shipping dimensions:808 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.97 in
Published:September 21, 1989
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780521369749

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