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D. Niven, 1793 - Jurisprudence
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Contents

Other methods of favouring the principle of
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Of the excellence of a monarchical government
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The fame subject continued
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Consequences of the Principles of different
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That in monarchies the ministers ought not to
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In what governments the sovereign may be judge
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Consequences of the different Principles
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In what cases sumptuary laws are useful in a
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Of the Corruption of the Principles
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Distinctive properties of a republic
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Of Laws in the Relation they bear to a desensive Force Chap I In what manner republics provide for their safety 15
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That a consederate government ought to be com posed of states of the fame nature especially of the re publican kind
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Other requisites in a consederate republic
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In what manner despotic governments provide for their security
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In what manner I monauliical government pro vides for its security
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A reflection 355
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force of states in general ib Chap V11 A reflection lo Chap VIII A particular case in which the defensive force of a state is inserior to the offensive
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hup IX Of the relative force of states ii
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Of offensive force xsii Chap H Of war ib Chap III Of the right of conquest
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Some advantages of a conquered people
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Cclon king of Syracuse
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Of conquests made by a republic
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The fame subject continued
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Chap VlH The same subject continued
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Of one monarchy that subdues another
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Of the manners of a conquered people
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Of a law of Cyrus ib Chap XIII Alexander
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Charles XII
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New methods of preserving a conquest
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Of conquests made by a despotic prince
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Of the Laws that form political Liberty
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Of the monarchies we are acquainted with 103
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General reflections on the state of Rome after
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Of the executive power in the fame republic
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Of the government of the Roman provinces
216
Of certain accusations that require particular
224
The same subject continued
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The fame subject continued
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Relation between the greatness of taxes and liberty
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In what governments taxes are capable of in crease 2 M
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Abuse of liberty
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Of the conquests of the Mahometans
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Of the augmentation of troops
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Of an exemption from taxes
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Which is most suitable to the prince and to the people the letting out to sarm er the administration othe revenues Chap XX Of the farmers of the reve...
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Of the difference of men in different climates
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Of the cultivation of lands in warm climates
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Of the laws against suicides
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Another origin of the right of slavery
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Several kinds of slavery
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Regulations between masters and slaves
297
That a plurality of wives depends greatly on
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The principle on which the morals of the East
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How the Laws of political Servitude
317
Idea of this boost ig
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Of Africa and America
325
Of the foil of America
331
Of civil laws amongst people who know not the use of money
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Of political laws amongst nations who have not the use of money ib Chap XVIII Of the power of superstition
336
Of the liberty of the Arabs and the servitude of the Tartars ib Chap XX Of the law or nations as practised by the Tartars
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Of repudiation and divorce amongst the
339
The civil law of the Tartars ib Chap XXII Of a civil law of the German nations 339 Chap XXIII Of the ornaments of royalty 345 Chap XXIV Of the ...
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Of the time when the kings of the Franks became of age
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The fame subject continued
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Of the sanguinary temper of the kings of the Franks 349 Chap XXIX Of the national assemblies of the Franks
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Of the authority of the clergy under the sirst race
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Of Laws in Relation to the Principles which form the general Spirit the Morals and Customs of a Nation Chap I Of the subject of this book 3
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Of tyranny
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Of the general spirit of mankind
354
That every thing ought not to be corrected
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Of the Athenians and Lacedemonians 3j6 Chap VIII Effects of a social temper ib Chap IX Of the vanity and the pride of nations fa Chap X Of the ch...
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Of customs and manners in a despotic state
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Chap XIX How this union of religion laws manners
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The same subject continued
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How the laws contribute to form the man
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Page 182 - Were it joined with the legislative, the life and liberty of the subject would be exposed to arbitrary control ; for the judge would then be the legislator. Were it joined to the executive power, the judge might behave with violence and oppression.
Page 188 - ... have the means of examining in what manner its laws have been executed; an advantage which this government has over that of Crete and Sparta, where the cosmi and the ephori gave no account of their administration.
Page 181 - When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.
Page 185 - ... in the diets of Germany. True it is that by this way of proceeding the speeches of the deputies might with greater propriety be called the voice of the nation; but, on the other hand, this would...
Page 181 - In every government there are three sorts of power: the legislative; the executive in respect to things dependent on the law of nations; and the executive in regard to matters that depend on the civil law. By virtue of the first, the prince or magistrate enacts temporary or perpetual laws, and amends or abrogates those that have been already enacted. By the second, he makes peace or war, sends or receives embassies, establishes the public security, and provides against...
Page 360 - We have said that the laws were the particular and precise institutions of a legislator, and manners and customs the institutions of a nation in general. Hence it follows that when these manners and customs are to be changed, it ought not to be done by laws; this would have too much the air of tyranny: it would be better to change them by introducing other manners and other customs.
Page 191 - ... a perpetual right, it would be a matter of indifference whether it held it of itself or of another.
Page 269 - Author of nature has made it an established rule that this pain should be more acute in proportion as the laceration is greater: now it is evident that the large bodies and coarse fibres of the people of the north are less capable of laceration than the delicate fibres of the inhabitants of warm countries; consequently the soul is there less sensible of pain. You must flay a Muscovite alive to make him feel.
Page 192 - It is natural for mankind to set a higher value upon courage than timidity, on activity than prudence, on strength than counsel. Hence the army will ever despise a senate, and respect their own officers. They will naturally slight the orders sent them by a body of men whom they look upon as cowards, and therefore unworthy to command them.
Page 330 - Persians were masters of Asia, they permitted those who conveyed a spring to any place which had not been watered before to enjoy the benefit for five generations; and as a number of rivulets flowed from Mount Taurus, they spared no expense in directing the course of their streams. At this day, without knowing how they came thither, they are found in the fields and gardens.

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