The Spirit of Laws (Cosimo Classics)

3.96 avg rating
( 3,396 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9781616405298: The Spirit of Laws (Cosimo Classics)

The Spirit of Laws, first published in 1750, is a detailed treatise on the structures and theory of government by French political philosopher Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike his well-loved Persian Letters, The Spirit of Laws scandalized the French-it was even banned by the Roman Catholic Church. The fact that it is hardly dated to modern readers is a testament to how revolutionary it must have seemed 250 years ago. Among its comparisons of different forms of governments, such as monarchies, despotic regimes, and republics, is the now-famous section on Montesquieu's concept of the separation of powers, dividing the ruling body into legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Also included is the author's thinking on slavery, religion in government, families and censuses, the influence of climate on politics and culture, and the making of laws. A powerful influence on the framers of the U.S. Constitution, this classic work will appeal to history buffs and anyone interested in the roots of modern political theory and government. CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755), born in the South of France and often known simply as Montesquieu, was a political philosopher and social commentator known for his influential political views, especially for his "separation of power" theory, still used today in constitutions around the world. Some of his best-known work, the satirical Persian Letters, which made fun of life in Paris under Louis XIV, delighted France in the 1720s

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755) was a French jurist, satirist, and political and social philosopher during the Enlightenment. His most well-known work, The Spirit of Laws, profoundly influenced European and American political thought and was relied on by the framers of the US Constitution.



Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Baron de Montesquieu, Charles; Nugent, Thomas [Translator]
Published by Cosimo Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Baron De Montesquieu, Charles
Published by Cosimo Classics (2017)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics, 2017. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1616405295

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Charles Baron De Montesquieu
Published by Cosimo Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics, 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Baron De Montesquieu, Charles
Published by Cosimo Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1616405295

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Charles Baron De Montesquieu
Published by COSIMO CLASSICS, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description COSIMO CLASSICS, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 218 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Spirit of Laws, first published in 1750, is a detailed treatise on the structures and theory of government by French political philosopher Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike his well-loved Persian Letters, The Spirit of Laws scandalized the French-it was even banned by the Roman Catholic Church. The fact that it is hardly dated to modern readers is a testament to how revolutionary it must have seemed 250 years ago. Among its comparisons of different forms of governments, such as monarchies, despotic regimes, and republics, is the now-famous section on Montesquieu s concept of the separation of powers, dividing the ruling body into legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Also included is the author s thinking on slavery, religion in government, families and censuses, the influence of climate on politics and culture, and the making of laws. A powerful influence on the framers of the U.S. Constitution, this classic work will appeal to history buffs and anyone interested in the roots of modern political theory and government. CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755), born in the South of France and often known simply as Montesquieu, was a political philosopher and social commentator known for his influential political views, especially for his separation of power theory, still used today in constitutions around the world. Some of his best-known work, the satirical Persian Letters, which made fun of life in Paris under Louis XIV, delighted France in the 1720s. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Charles Baron De Montesquieu
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Charles Baron De Montesquieu
Published by COSIMO CLASSICS, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description COSIMO CLASSICS, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 218 x 145 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Spirit of Laws, first published in 1750, is a detailed treatise on the structures and theory of government by French political philosopher Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike his well-loved Persian Letters, The Spirit of Laws scandalized the French-it was even banned by the Roman Catholic Church. The fact that it is hardly dated to modern readers is a testament to how revolutionary it must have seemed 250 years ago. Among its comparisons of different forms of governments, such as monarchies, despotic regimes, and republics, is the now-famous section on Montesquieu s concept of the separation of powers, dividing the ruling body into legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Also included is the author s thinking on slavery, religion in government, families and censuses, the influence of climate on politics and culture, and the making of laws. A powerful influence on the framers of the U.S. Constitution, this classic work will appeal to history buffs and anyone interested in the roots of modern political theory and government. CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755), born in the South of France and often known simply as Montesquieu, was a political philosopher and social commentator known for his influential political views, especially for his separation of power theory, still used today in constitutions around the world. Some of his best-known work, the satirical Persian Letters, which made fun of life in Paris under Louis XIV, delighted France in the 1720s. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Charles Baron de Montesquieu, Thomas Nugent (Translator)
Published by Cosimo Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1616405295

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Charles Baron de Montesquieu
Published by Cosimo Classics
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 702 pages. Dimensions: 8.6in. x 5.7in. x 1.7in.The Spirit of Laws, first published in 1750, is a detailed treatise on the structures and theory of government by French political philosopher Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike his well-loved Persian Letters, The Spirit of Laws scandalized the French-it was even banned by the Roman Catholic Church. The fact that it is hardly dated to modern readers is a testament to how revolutionary it must have seemed 250 years ago. Among its comparisons of different forms of governments, such as monarchies, despotic regimes, and republics, is the now-famous section on Montesquieus concept of the separation of powers, dividing the ruling body into legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Also included is the authors thinking on slavery, religion in government, families and censuses, the influence of climate on politics and culture, and the making of laws. A powerful influence on the framers of the U. S. Constitution, this classic work will appeal to history buffs and anyone interested in the roots of modern political theory and government. CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE MONTESQUIEU (1689-1755), born in the South of France and often known simply as Montesquieu, was a political philosopher and social commentator known for his influential political views, especially for his separation of power theory, still used today in constitutions around the world. Some of his best-known work, the satirical Persian Letters, which made fun of life in Paris under Louis XIV, delighted France in the 1720s This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Charles Baron De Montesquieu
Published by Cosimo Classics (2011)
ISBN 10: 1616405295 ISBN 13: 9781616405298
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cosimo Classics, 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781616405298

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book