The Spirit of Laws

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University of California Press, 1977 - 479 pages
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One of the best books I have ever read and ever shall hope to read at least three more times in my lifetime... if only all books were only a slight fraction of the merit of this (and all of M's works I have read) book then I daresay I would never stop reading. Read full review

Contents

The Life and Times of Montesquieu
3
The Methodology of The Spirit of Laws
18
Forms of Government
28
Conclusion
82
Preface
91
Nature of Government 06
106
Of the Principles of the Three
116
That the Laws of Education Ought to
126
Part Three
241
In What Manner the Laws of Civil Slavery
257
How the Laws of Domestic Slavery Bear
266
How the Laws of Political Servitude Bear
275
Of Laws in Relation to the Principles
287
Part Four
299
Of Laws in Relation to Religion
320
Of Laws in Relation to the Establishment
339

Consequences of the Principles of Different
152
Consequences of the Different Principles
163
Of the Corruption of the Principles of
170
Of Laws in the Relation They Bear
182
Offensive Force
189
Of the Laws Which Establish Political
196
Of the Laws That Form Political Liberty
215
Of the Relation Which the Levying
229
Of Laws in Relation to the Order of Things
354
Of the Manner of Composing Laws
372
Editors Notes to The Spirit of Laws
379
An Essay on Causes Affecting
415
Part
434
Materials
451
The Spirit of Laws
467
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