The spirit of the laws
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Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat <baron de, ; 1689-1755.>

The spirit of the laws

Abstract: 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 that of Thomas Nugent, published in 1750. This lucid translation renders Montesquieu's problematic text newly accessible to a fresh generation of students, helping them to understand quite why Montesquieu was such an important figure in the early enlightenment and why The Spirit of the Laws was, for example, such an influence upon those who framed the American constitution. Fully annotated, this edition focuses attention upon Montesquieu's use of sources and his text as a whole, rather than upon those opening passages towards which critical energies have traditionally been devoted, and a select bibliography and chronology are provided for those coming to Montesquieu's work for the first time.

Title and contributes: The spirit of the laws / Montesquieu ; translated and edited by Anne M. Cohler, Basia Carolyn Miller, Harold Samuel Stone.

Publication: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Physical description: xlvii, 757 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Series: Cambridge texts in the history of political thought

ISBN: 0521369746 (pbk.)

Publication date:1989

Language: English (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)

  • Translation of: De l'esprit des lois.



Classifications: 320 (19)

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  • Type of Publication Date: Publication Dates 1 and 2: monograph complete when issued, or issued within one calendar year
  • Publication Date: 1989

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