In the vein of Charles Louis Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws (1748) and William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–1769), De Lolme’s account of the English system of government exercised an extensive influence on political debate in Britain, on constitutional design in the United States during the Founding era, and on the growth of liberal political thought throughout the nineteenth century.
David Lieberman is Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.
Trim size: 6 x 9
Collection: Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics
Published: November 2007