Montesquieu Revisited

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Montesquieu Revisited

Twayne’s World Authors Series French Literature

David O’Connell, Editor Georgia State University

TWAS 829

MONTESQUIEU Courtesy of the Bibliotheque Nationale

Montesquieu Revisited Peter V. Conroy, Jr. University of Illinois, Chicago

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Macmillan Publishing Company is part of the Maxwell Communication Group of Companies. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Conroy, Peter V. Montesquieu revisited / Peter V. Conroy, Jr. p. literature)

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Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-8057-8257-8273-7 1. Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755 —Criticism and interpretation.

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world authors series ; TWAS 829. authors series. French literature. PQ2012.C66

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