Complete Works, vol. 1 The Spirit of Laws

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This is volume 1 from the Complete Works. The Spirit of Laws is Montesquieu’s best known work in which he reflects on the influence of climate on society, the separation of political powers, and the need for checks on a powerful executive office.

The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 1.

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