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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

GOVT 86.28 Montesquieu in Enlightenment and Revolution

Montesquieu was one of the formative thinkers of the modern world. His hilarious and incisive Persian Letters did much to put the European Enlightenment on a comparative, cross-cultural basis. His Spirit of the Laws was a far-reaching study of constitution-making whose concepts of “separation of powers” and “checks and balances” have framed all modern constitutional debate. This seminar will bring those two multi-sided classics alive by situating them in their full Enlightenment and Revolutionary contexts.



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Not offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.