Montesquieu

Montesquieu

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One of the most original political thinkers of the Enlightenment, Montesquieu utilized his passionate belief in toleration and the moral benefits of science to construct a naturalistic system of political science based on the study of history, comparative government, and human behavior. This volume reveals Montesquieu's purpose by exploring the range of his literary output, focusing on his scandalous novel, The Persian Letters (1721), his philosophical history, Considerations on the Greatness and Decline of the Romans (1734), and his magnum opus, The Spirit of the Laws (1748).show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • bibliography, index
  • 0192876481
  • 9780192876485

About Judith N. Shklar

Judith Shklar is John Cowles Professor of Government at Harvard University.show more

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