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]
  • HTML (Multi-page, indexed) at The Constitution Society (Translated by Thomas Nugent; revised by J.V. Prichard)
  • Text file (1,542KB) at The Constitution Society (Translated by Thomas Nugent; revised by J.V. Prichard)

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  • Paperback edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, 1989, 757 pg).
  • Audio Cassette edition (Blackstone Audio Books, 1997).
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Sir Thomas Malory (c. 1405-1471)
St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)
Nicolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533)
Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529)
Sir Thomas More (c. 1478-1535)
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
François Rabelais (c. 1495-1553)
John Calvin (1509-1564)
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Sir Thomas Hoby (1530-1566)
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)
William Gilbert (1540-1603)
St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
(The Book of Common Prayer) (1549)
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
Richard Hooker (c. 1553-1600)
Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
John Donne (1572-1631)
William Harvey (1578-1657)
Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584-1645)
Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)
Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
Rene Descartes (1596-1650)
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