Montesquieu

Portrait by an anonymous artist, 1728 Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (; ; 18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French judge, man of letters, and political philosopher.

He is the principal source of the theory of separation of powers, which is implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He is also known for doing more than any other author to secure the place of the word "despotism" in the political lexicon. His anonymously-published ''The Spirit of Law'' in 1748, which was received well in both Great Britain and the American colonies, influenced the Founding Fathers in drafting the United States Constitution. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1800
printed for Vernor & Hood

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1750
chez G. Hamilton & J. Balfour

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1772
printed for A. Donaldson, and sold at his shop, London; and at Edinburgh

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1755
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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1730
printed for J. Tonson

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1738
printed by Prault

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1767
au Deṕens de l'editeur

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1730
printed for J. Tonson, over-against Katharine-Street in the Strand

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1752
printed by Robert Urie, for T. Glas in Dundee, and W. Gray in Edinburgh

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1793
printed for F. Wingrave, successor to Mr. Nourse, In The Strand; W. Clarke and Son, Portugal-Street, Lincoln's-Inn; J. Sewell, Cornhill; J. Deighton, Holborn; and Vernor and Hood, Birchin-Lane

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1759
Printed for D. Wilson and T. Durham

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1777
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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1781
Sold by B. White, and H. Payne
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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1793
Printed by T. Ruddiman

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1764
Chez Arkstée et Merkus

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1751
Printed for G. and A. Ewing, and G. Faulkner

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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1758
Chez Arkstée & Merkus
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by Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Published 1750
G. Hamilton & J. Balfour