Draft sections of “The Spirit of Law”


Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book XI

Book XX

Book XXI 



My comments, which appear as footnotes in brackets, usually relate to questions of translation per se, since I am not attempting to complete annotation of the text. No attention is paid to most variants, although the major additions of 1758 will be included in an Annex.

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