Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws
Author : Charles de Montesquieu
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1989-09-21
ISBN 10 : 9781107393110
Pages : 808 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (393 downloads)
Download Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws PDF Format Full Free by Charles de Montesquieu and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1989-09-21 with total page 808 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.