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Custom, Combat, and the Comparative Study of Laws: Montesquieu Revisited

Malcolm Vale

in Legalism: Anthropology and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664269
eISBN:
9780191744686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the work of the Baron de Montesquieu, the great eighteenth-century legal thinker (1689–1755). It is concerned with questions such as how and why he came to write what he did, ... More


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