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Discover other books by the author, see similar authors, read author blogs and more (The Spirit of Laws, 1750). It consisted of two volumes of the fourth volume with 31 books on 1,086 pages. This book deals primarily with explicit laws, but also pays close attention to cultural norms that can support the same goals. „Montesquieu believed that the hard architecture of political institutions could suffice to limit overwhelming power—that constitutional design was no different from a technical problem,” as Levitsky and Ziblatt put it. [6] Hardcover. Condition: Fair – cash payment. No jacket. Heavy wear on the covers, corners and edges, exposes the boards. Has dirt and sides, with wrinkles. The first two pages are not attached. Part of the bottom corner of the text block is also missing. Dirt at the top of the text block. Has normal Ex bookmarks.

Stock photos may not look exactly like the book. De l`esprit des loix (1748; The Spirit of the Laws) has acquired immense influence. It was an ambitious treatise on human institutions and a pioneering work of anthropology and sociology. Believe in an ordered universe – because „how could blind fate produce intelligent beings?” Montesquieu examined the varieties of natural law, the different customs, the laws,. Condition: Like new. Unread book in perfect condition. Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. (philosophy, political science, law) A legible and intact copy that may have visible cracks and wear on the spine. All the text pages are there, but they may contain detailed notes and highlights, or they may be heavily stained. Includes reading books. Download the free Kindle app and instantly read Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, no Kindle device required.

Read more A second major theme of The Spirit of the Law concerns political freedom and the best ways to preserve it. „Political freedom” is Montesquieu`s conception of what we might call personal security today, especially insofar as it is ensured by a system of reliable and moderate laws. He distinguishes this vision of freedom from two other visions of political freedom. The first is the idea that freedom consists of collective self-management – that is, that freedom and democracy are the same thing. The second is the idea that freedom is being able to do what you want without coercion. The latter two are not only not a real political freedom, he argues, but they can also be hostile to it. his L`Esprit des lois (1748; The spirit of the laws) was that noble privileges were the surest guarantee of laws against despotism. The same could not be said of Prussia, although the Junker privilege was linked to the duty of a subject.

In exchange for the loss of political rights, Junkers. His masterpiece, L`Esprit des lois, appeared in 1748 in 22 editions within 18 months of its publication. For the historically-minded jurist, laws were not abstract rules, but necessary relations derived from nature. He fully accepted Locke`s sensationalist psychology and followed the lineage of the Sicilian Giambattista. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1900 edition. Reprint of the 1900 edition. Volume: 12 pages: 476 Language: English. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a reprint or OCR.

The illustrations, index, if available, are included in black and white. The content of this print-on-demand book has not changed. Each page is manually checked before printing. As this reprint is from a very old book, there may be missing or defective pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Pamphlets, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in several volumes, this reprint includes only one volume, not the entire volume. Sew the binding for a longer lifespan where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/cut) with thread before binding, resulting in a more durable type of binding. THERE MAY BE DELAYS FROM THE ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE DUE TO COVID-19. In his classification of political systems, Montesquieu defines three main types: republican, monarchical and despotic. As he defines them, republican political systems vary in the extent to which they extend civil liberties – those that extend citizenship relatively far are called democratic republics, while those that more narrowly restrict citizenship are called aristocratic republics. The distinction between monarchy and despotism depends on whether or not there is a fixed set of rules that can limit the authority of the sovereign: if so, the regime counts as a monarchy; Otherwise, it counts as despotism.

31 pages. Booklet sewn. Printed paper sleeves. No registrations. VG. [a summary and review of the new edition of the second edition (1751, Dublin) of Montesquieu`s important work published by the Legal Classics Library Ltd]. The third important contribution of L`Esprit du droit was the field of political sociology, which Montesquieu is often more or less invented. Most of the treatise, in fact, deals with how geography and climate interact with certain cultures to produce the spirit of a people. This spirit, in turn, tends people towards certain types of political and social institutions and distances them from others. Later authors often caricatured Montesquieu`s theory by suggesting that he claimed to explain legal differences simply by moving a community away from the equator.

[Original research?] Pamphlet. Very good to very good + in wraps: shows slight wear on the ends; light friction on the panels; A hint of sunshine on the crimson backfield of the back bar is a small crease in the lower corner of the back. The binding is square and secure; The text is clean. Without wrinkles on the back strip. No wrinkled or dog-eared pages in the text. Without underlining, illuminating or marginalia or markings in the text. Free of property names, dates, addresses, notes, inscriptions, stamps, plaques or labels. A beautiful copy, structurally solid and tightly linked, with slight wear and small discrete defects. Bright and clean.

Net coins. An attractive reading copy. NO rest, book club or ex-library. 8vo. (8 x 5.45 x 1.35 inches). LXXI, 282 pages + 402 pages. Translated by Thomas Nugent. Introduction by Franz Neumann. Language: English.

Weight: 1 pound, 12 ounces. Hafner Library of Classics series. Academic Press Paperback. Condition: Very good. 1637652529. 01.01.0001 00:00:00. Our editors will review what you have submitted and decide if the article needs to be revised. Montesquieu`s treatise, which was already widely distributed, had an enormous influence on the work of many others, including: Catherine the Great, who produced Nakaz (Instruction); the founding fathers of the United States Constitution; and Alexis de Tocqueville, who applied Montesquieu`s methods to a study of American society, in Democracy in America. Macaulay referred to Montesquieu`s enduring importance when he wrote in his 1827 essay entitled „Machiavelli” that „Montesquieu enjoys perhaps greater fame than any political writer of modern Europe” [1]. De l`esprit des lois (1748; L`esprit des lois), which took 14 years to prepare. This great work has brought the political debate to France to the public by emphasizing the great diversity of socio-political forms around the world, trying to evaluate their relative effectiveness and.. The theorist Montesquieu, through his masterpiece L`Esprit des lois (1748), influenced his young contemporary Rousseau (see below Rousseau) and many American founding fathers, including John Adams, Jefferson and Madison.

Montesquieu rejects Aristotle`s classification and distinguishes three ideal types of government: monarchy, „in which only one person reigns. Condition: Good/Good. Soft cover without jacket. Green paper envelope with black lettering and drawing on the front and back. Covers with wear on the corners, tear on the head and tail of the spine. Discoloration on the covers and especially on the spine. The spine has cracked, but the sides are intact. Clean and very readable pages. It is number nine in the Hafner Library of Classics.