Lecture Series

Montesquieu: his life, his work, his time

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Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (Bordeaux, 1689-Paris, 1755), who followed the family tradition of studying law and becoming a counsellor of the Bordeaux Parliament, is considered one of the most important philosophers and political thinkers of the Enlightenment. His work The Spirit of the Laws (1748) is considered one of the most important treatises about the principles of modern democracy.

The Professor and Director of the Real Academia de la Historia Carmen Iglesias has studied the French philosopher and his time in depth and is the author of El pensamiento de Montesquieu (1984, republished in 2005).

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