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Montesquieu's science of politics : essays on the Spirit of laws

Author: David Wallace Carrithers; Michael A Mosher; Paul Anthony Rahe
Publisher: Lanham, Md : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In what constitutes the only English-language collection of essays ever dedicated to the analysis of Montesquieu's contributions to political science, the contributors review some of the most vexing controversies that have arisen in the interpretation of Montesquieu's thought. By paying careful attention to the historical, political, and philosophical contexts of Montesquieu's ideas, the contributors provide fresh  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Montesquieu's science of politics
(DLC) 00059226
(OCoLC)44777215
Named Person: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; Charles de Secondat Montesquieu, baron de; Charles Louis de Secondat ((de)) Montesquieu
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wallace Carrithers; Michael A Mosher; Paul Anthony Rahe
ISBN: 9781461640172 1461640172 1299797032 9781299797031
OCLC Number: 857492807
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 458 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Montesquieu and natural law / C.P. Courtney --
Forms of government: structure, principle, object, and aim / Paul A. Rahe --
Democratic and aristocratic republics: ancient and modern / David W. Carrithers --
Monarchy's paradox: honor in the face of sovereign power / Michael A. Mosher --
Despotism in the Spirit of laws / Sharon Krause --
Montesquieu and English liberty / C.P. Courtney --
Montesquieu and the liberal philosophy of jurisprudence / David W. Carrithers --
Montesquieu on economics and commerce / Catherine Larrère --
Montesquieu on religion and on the question of toleration / Rebecca E. Kingston --
Montesquieu and the history of laws / Iris Cox.
Responsibility: edited by David W. Carrithers, Michael A. Mosher, and Paul A. Rahe.

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