Draft of sections of “The Spirit of Law”

SPIRIT OF LAW translation preface and books I-VIII

Please note that chapters posted here are drafts intended to invite feedback. Montesquieu’s footnotes are still sketchy in this version. Any commentary that I have added, particularly with respect to the translation itself, is shown in brackets. In this draft stage, little attention is paid to variants, which will be explored subsequently.

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