Draft sections of “The Spirit of Law”

Preface (revised)

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4


Any comments of mine appear in brackets; they usually relate to questions of translation per se, since I am not attempting to re-annotate the text. No attention is paid to variants, although the major additions of 1757-1758 will be included in an Annex.

Corrections and suggestions are encouraged by e-mail to the translator: pstewart@duke.edu