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The Persian Letters : Hackett Classics - Montesquieu

The Persian Letters

Hackett Classics

By: Montesquieu, George R. Healy (Translator)

Paperback Published: 15th September 1999
ISBN: 9780872204904
Number Of Pages: 320

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Based on the 1758 edition, George R Healy's accurate and lively translation of Montesquieu's provocative fiction retains Montesquieu's paragraphing and is accompanied by a unique and handy analytical table of contents. In his perceptive Introduction, Healy presents The Persian Letters as a kind of overture to the Enlightenment, a work designed more to explore than to resolve two problems of great urgency for eighteenth century thought: that of discovering universals, or at least constants, amid the diversity of human culture and society, and of confronting the proposition that there are now values in human relationships except those imposed by force or agreed upon in self-interested conventions.

Translator's Introductionp. vii
Selected Bibliographyp. xx
Summary of Contentsp. xxiii
The Persian Calendarp. xxxv
Note on the Translationp. xxxvi
Some Reflections on The Persian Lettersp. 3
Introductionp. 7
Lettersp. 9
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780872204904
ISBN-10: 0872204901
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th September 1999
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36