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Montesquieu and the despotic ideas of Europe : an interpretation of the Spirit of the laws / Vickie B. Sullivan.

Author/Creator:
Sullivan, Vickie B., author.
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
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xi, 288 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755. De l'esprit des lois.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679.
Plato.
Aristotle.
Despotism -- Europe.
Despotism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Christianity and politics -- Europe.
Contents:
The ideas of Montesquieu's modern European predecessors. The greatness of Machiavelli and the despotic disease of his politics
both princely and republican
Montesquieu's attack on the political errors of Hobbes
Christian ideas. Religious ideas and the force of Christian ones in modern Europe
The ideas of early Christianity, their absorption in Roman Law, and their abusive reverberations in modern Europe
The ideas of the ancient legislators. Montesquieu's opposition to Plato's belles idées and their diffusion
Aristotle's "manner of thinking" and the deleterious use of his ideas.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780226482910
022648291X
9780226483078
OCLC:
973292118