Cover of: Montesquieu. | Albert Sorel Read Online


  • 241 Want to read
  • ·
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Kennikat Press in Port Washington, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755 -- Criticism and interpretation

Book details:

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1888 ed.

StatementTranslated by Melville B. Anderson and Edward Playfair Anderson.
SeriesThe Great French writers
LC ClassificationsPQ2012 .S62 1969
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 218 p.
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5617735M
LC Control Number68026254

Download Montesquieu.


Montesquieu was one of the great influences on Madison, Locke and others that developed the governmental approach in the United States. This book has translations of excerpts from three of his works - "Persian Letters", "Considerations on the Causes of the Roman's Greatness and Decline", and his magnum opus, "The Spirit of Laws."Cited by: 2. Looking for books by Montesquieu? See all books authored by Montesquieu, including De l'esprit des lois, and Selected Political Writings, and more on Montesquieu book. Read 91 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Spirit of the Laws is without question one of the central texts in 4/5(91). Baron de Montesquieu () was a French jurist, satirist, and political and social philosopher during the most well-known work, The Spirit of Laws, profoundly influenced European and American political thought and was relied on by the framers of the US Constitution. Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over /5(35).

This book was originally published prior to , and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors Author: Charles Secondat De Montesquieu. Published in , this book was carefully studied by our founders in crafting the Constitution. Montesquieu describes the types of laws that existed in various forms of governments and the freedoms enjoyed by each. He then examines the underlying "spirit" of the populous that makes each of these governments work/5(35). In Montesquieu published the Persian Letters, which was an instant success and made Montesquieu a literary celebrity. (He published the Persian Letters anonymously, but his authorship was an open secret.) He began to spend more time in Paris, where he frequented salons and acted on behalf of the Parlement and the Academy of Bordeaux. Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is taken for granted in modern discussions of government and implemented in many /5.

Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de la Brède et de (shärl lwē də səkôNdä´ bärôN´ də lä brĕd ā də môNtĕskyü´), –, French jurist and political was councillor () of the parlement of Bordeaux and its president (–28) after the death of an uncle, whom he succeeded in both title and office. Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède and de Montesquieu, was born in the region of Bordeaux, France, on Janu , to a wealthy family, with maternal connections to Born: Book XXI. Of Laws in relation to Commerce, considered in the Revolutions it has met with in the World. 1. Some general Considerations. Though commerce be subject to great revolutions, yet it is possible that certain physical causes, as the quality .   Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, , Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, L'Esprit des Lois, L'Esprit des loix, Liberalism, de Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Modernity, Political Philosophy Collection opensource Language English.