The Spirit of Law

A new English translation project for L’Esprit des lois

I am undertaking a new English translation of Montesquieu’s “Esprit des lois” in an open format. Progressive samples of the ongoing translation will be posted and interested parties (primarily, no doubt, political scientists and historians in English-speaking countries) will be invited to critique the translation, post queries or comments, suggest other possibilities for particular passages. The reference text will remain under my control but participation will be encouraged through e-mails directly to me.