Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu's Persian Letters

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 199 pages
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A treatment of Montesquieu's Persian Letters, which argues that the novel is a philosophic critique of despotism in all its forms: domestic, political and religious. It shows that Montesquieu believed that the Enlightenment failed as a philosophy by not recognising man as an erotic being.

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Diana J. Schaub is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Loyola College in Maryland.

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