The Spirit of Laws: A Compendium of the First English Edition / Edition 1

The Spirit of Laws: A Compendium of the First English Edition / Edition 1

by Montesquieu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520034554

ISBN-13: 9780520034556

Pub. Date: 12/28/1977

Publisher: University of California Press


Montesquieu's The Spirit of Laws is an enduring classic of social and political theory deserving a fresh reading every generation. The modern reader, however, is likely to find a work that ran to over a thousand pages in its two-volume first edition a bit overwhelming. Presented here, therefore, is the first English-language compendium of The Spirit of…  See more details below

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Montesquieu's The Spirit of Laws is an enduring classic of social and political theory deserving a fresh reading every generation. The modern reader, however, is likely to find a work that ran to over a thousand pages in its two-volume first edition a bit overwhelming. Presented here, therefore, is the first English-language compendium of The Spirit of Laws, together with the first English translation of the posthumously published treatise containing the physiological theory underlying Montesquieu's theory of climate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520034556
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/28/1977
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.63(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Note on the Text
Chronological Table of Major Events in Montesquieu's Life
Abbreivations
Introduction

The Spirit of Laws

An Essay on Causes Affecting Minds and Characters

Appendices

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