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Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws [Paperback]

Item : Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws [Paperback]
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Author Author : Montesquieu, Charles de
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0521369746
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780521369749
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 808
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100093949

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.Introduction; Principal events in Montesquieu's life; Bibliographical note; translator's preface; List of abbreviations; Author's foreword; Preface; Part I: 1. On laws in general; 2. On laws deriving directly from the nature of the government; 3. On the principles of the three governments; 4. That the laws of education should be relative to the principles of the government; 5. That the laws given by the legislator should be relative to the principles of the various governments in relation to the simplicity of civil and criminal laws, the form of judgments, and the establishment of penalties; 7. Consequences of the different principles of the three governments in relation to sumptuary laws, luxury, and the condition of women; 8. On the corruption of the principles of the three governments; Part II: 9. On the laws in their relation with defensive force; 10. On laws in their relation with offensive force; 11. On the laws that form political liberty in its relation with the constitution; 12. On the laws that form political liberty in relation to the citizen; 13. On the relations that the levy of taxes and the size of public revenues have with liberty; Part III: 14. On the laws in their relation to the nature of the climate; 15. How the laws of civil slavery are related with the natl#f

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