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Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws

Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: September 1989
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521369749

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  • 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.

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    • Date Published: September 1989
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521369749
    • length: 808 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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 nature of the climate
    16. How the laws of domestic slavery are related to the nature of the climate
    17. How the laws of political servitude are related to the nature of the climate
    18. On the laws in their relation with the nature of the terrain
    19. On the laws in their relation with the principles forming the general spirit, the mores, and the manners of a nation
    Part IV:
    20. On the laws in their relation to commerce, considered in its nature and its distinctions
    21. On laws in their relation to commerce, considered in the revolutions it has had in the world
    22. On laws in their relation to the use of money
    23. On laws in their relation to the number of inhabitants
    24. On the laws in their relation to the religion established in each country, examined in respect to its practices and within itself
    25. On the laws in their relation with the establishment of the religion of each country, and of its external police
    26. On the laws in the relation they should have with the order of things upon which they are to enact
    Part VI:
    27. On the origin and revolutions of the Roman laws on inheritance
    28. On the origin and revolutions of the civil laws among the French
    29. On the way to compose the laws
    30. The theory of the feudal laws among the Franks in their relation with the establishment of the monarchy
    31. The theory of the feudal laws among the Franks in their relation to the revolution of their monarchy
    Bibliography
    Index of names and plates.

  • Author

    Charles de Montesquieu

    Editors

    Anne M. Cohler

    Basia Carolyn Miller

    Harold Samuel Stone

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