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Montesquieu can refer to:

  • Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

Several communes of France:

  • Montesquieu, in the Hérault département
  • Montesquieu, in the Lot-et-Garonne département
  • Montesquieu, in the Tarn-et-Garonne département

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Montesquieu (174 words)
It is partly due to the brilliance of Montesquieu that the United States of America has descended into serious civil bloodshed only one time in over 200 years.
"Montesquieu advocated constitutionalism, the preservation of civil liberties, the abolition of slavery, gradualism, moderation, peace, internationalism, social and economic justice with due respect to national and local tradition.
Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of laws."
Baron de Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) (7396 words)
Montesquieu's emphasis on the connection between liberty and the details of the criminal law were unusual among his contemporaries, and inspired such later legal reformers as Cesare Beccaria.
Kingston, Rebecca: Montesquieu and the Parlement of Bordeaux.
Durkheim, Emile: Montesquieu and Rouseau: Forerunners of Sociology.
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