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Antiquity as the source of modernity freedom and balance in the thought of Montesquieu and Burke by Thomas Chaimowicz

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Published by Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English


  • Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, -- baron de, -- 1689-1755,
  • Burke, Edmund, -- 1729-1797,
  • State, The,
  • Liberty,
  • Balance of power

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementThomas Chaimowicz ; with a foreword by Russell Kirk.
LC ClassificationsJC179.M753 C4515 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16505584M
ISBN 109781412807715
LC Control Number2008006894

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