Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)

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List of Works
[Persian Letters]   [Principles of Government]   [Spirit of Laws]  

Persian Letters (1721) [HTR]
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at The College of William and Mary (Translated by John Davidson)

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  • Paperback edition, translated by C.J. Betts (Penguin, 1977, 341 pg).
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Principles of Government [GBF]
  • Excerpts from Spirit of Laws, probably from the third book, "Of the Principles of the Three Kinds of Government", or perhaps just the second chapter of that book, "Of the Principle of Different Governments".
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Spirit of Laws (1748) [GBF,GBWW,GI,HTR]
  • PDF (7,056 KB) at McMaster University (Translated by Thomas Nugent)

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  • Paperback edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, 1989, 757 pg).
  • Audio Cassette edition (Blackstone Audio Books, 1997).
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