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Originally published in 1748, this is possibly the most masterful and influential book ever written on the subject of liberty and justice. Accordingly, it is a work that profoundly influenced America’s Founding Fathers. Its success was due partly to the fact that it was the first systematic treatise on politics, partly to Montesquieu’s championship of the nobility and the Parliaments, but above all to the brilliant style of his prose.

By the “spirit of laws,” Montesquieu means their raison d’être and the conditions determining their origin, development, and forms. Montesquieu discusses numerous topics, including the general functions of government, relations between the sexes, the morals and customs of the nation, economics and religion, and the theory of law and legislative practice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Montesquieu’s perspicacity…has made and continues to make him worth reading.”

    Anne M. Cohler, professor, University of Chicago

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tschäff Reisberg | 9/11/2013

    " Must read for any political junkie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chelsea | 9/8/2013

    " Read books 1 and 20 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rusty | 3/24/2013

    " I had always heard about Montesquieu's ideas, but it became so much clearer after reading him. This abridged edition is a worthy translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/6/2013

    " Modern pundits and general yappers would do well to read more Montesquieu and less of whatever they are reading now -- if they are, in fact, reading anything at all. "

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