Canal March

Montesquieu. Persian Letters and the other's point of view

Carmen Iglesias

In Persian Letters (1717), the jurist and philosopher of the Enlightenment, Montesquieu, presents his particular view of the West during his time through the literary elaboration of the correspondence between two main characters, the Persian Muslims Uzbek and Rica, whom he endows with the ability to observe the French reality with critical distance. In this second lecture in the series about Montesquieu, the Director of the Real Academia de la Historia Carmen Iglesias presents an analysis describing this epistolary novel by the French writer as one of the most revolutionary of its time.

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