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Author Volpilhac-Auger, Catherine, author.

Title Montesquieu : let there be enlightenment / Catherine Volpilhac-Auger ; translated by Philip Stewart
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 242 pages) : illustrations
Summary "This is where the difficulties begin: for as they get closer to Montesquieu, biographers feel somehow obliged to give substance to the persons with whom they must deal, even when they know nothing, or not much, about them. Each of them repeats his predecessor and enhances the whole, to the point where it is sometimes difficult to locate the first source of most of the traits attributed to Montesquieu's parents and even to Montesquieu himself. In this proliferation of amiable approximations and exaggerations, themselves often based on the aristocratic pride that "forgets" certain details the better to stress everything that serves the family honor, they have to clear themselves a path."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 12, 2022)
Subject Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755.
SUBJECT Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de, 1689-1755 fast
Subject Authors, French -- 18th century -- Biography
Philosophers -- France -- Biography
Political scientists -- France -- Biography
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
Authors, French
Political scientists
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
Author Stewart, Philip, 1940- translator.
LC no. 2022024078
ISBN 9781009249072
Other Titles Montesquieu. English