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The Politcal Theory of Montesquieu - Melvin Richter

The Politcal Theory of Montesquieu

Paperback Published: 1st August 1977
ISBN: 9780521290616
Number Of Pages: 368

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This volume makes available in an English translation the most significant part of Montesquieu's political, social and legal theory. About two-thirds of the volume has been translated from the Spirit of the Laws, not redone in English since the eighteenth century. That version was notoriously inadequate: Montesquieu's key terms were not rendered consistently; often his meaning was distorted by giving the nearest English eighteenth-century legal or institutional equivalent. Finally, English usage has changed so much that the eighteenth-century translation makes Montesquieu seem both quaint and obscure. This volume also includes substantial selections from the Persian Letters and the Considerations on the Causes of the Romans; Greatness and Decline. Although adequate translations of these works exist, it seemed advisable to maintain intellectual and stylistic consistency by providing English versions on the same principles as the Spirit of the Laws.

Selections from the Persian Letters
Selections from Considerations on the Causes of the Romans Greatness and Decline
Selections from the Spirit of the Laws
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ISBN: 9780521290616
ISBN-10: 0521290619
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st August 1977
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54