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The Spirit of Laws (Volume 1)

Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu

This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws"). Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly because Montesquieu's works were subject to censorship, its influence outside of France was aided by its rapid translation into other languages. Montesquieu's political treatise had an enormous influence on the work of many others, most notably: Catherine the Great, who produced Nakaz (Instruction); the Founding Fathers of the United States Constitution; and Alexis de Tocqueville, who applied Montesquieu's methods to a study of American society, in Democracy in America. In this political treatise Montesquieu pleaded in favor of a constitutional system of government and the separation of powers, the ending of slavery, the preservation of civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each community. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws"). Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly because Montesquieu's works were subject to censorship, its influence outside of France was aided by its rapid translation into other languages. Montesquieu's political treatise had an enormous influence on the work of many others, most notably: Catherine the Great, who produced Nakaz (Instruction); the Founding Fathers of the United States Constitution; and Alexis de Tocqueville, who applied Montesquieu's methods to a study of American society, in Democracy in America. In this political treatise Montesquieu pleaded in favor of a constitutional system of government and the separation of powers, the ending of slavery, the preservation of civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each community. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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This audiobook covers Volume 1 (Books I to XIX) of "The Spirit of the Laws" (French: De "l'esprit des lois", also sometimes called "The Spirit of Laws"). Spirit of Laws is a treatise on political theory first published anonymously by Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. Originally published anonymously partly because Montesquieu's works were subject to censorship, its influence outside of France was aided by its rapid translation into other languages. Montesquieu's political treatise had an enormous influence on the work of many others, most notably: Catherine the Great, who produced Nakaz (Instruction); the Founding Fathers of the United States Constitution; and Alexis de Tocqueville, who applied Montesquieu's methods to a study of American society, in Democracy in America. In this political treatise Montesquieu pleaded in favor of a constitutional system of government and the separation of powers, the ending of slavery, the preservation of civil liberties and the law, and the idea that political institutions ought to reflect the social and geographical aspects of each community. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 7m


Chapters

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01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

58:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

38:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

47:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

55:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:08:13