- Title Pages
- A Note on Citations
Part IThe Ideas of Montesquieu’s Modern European Predecessors
Chapter OneThe Greatness of Machiavelli and the Despotic Disease of His Politics—Both Princely and Republican
Chapter TwoMontesquieu’s Attack on the Political Errors of Hobbes
Part IIChristian Ideas
Chapter ThreeReligious Ideas and the Force of Christian Ones in Modern Europe
Chapter FourThe Ideas of Early Christianity, Their Absorption in Roman Law, and Their Abusive Reverberations in Modern Europe
Part IIIThe Ideas of the Ancient Legislators
Chapter FiveMontesquieu’s Opposition to Plato’s Belles Idées and Their Diffusion
Chapter SixAristotle’s “Manner of Thinking” and the Deleterious Use of His Ideas
- Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe
Vickie B. Sullivan
- University of Chicago Press
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