Key Text of the Enlightenment, The Spirit of Laws ?? Is the most important and influential work of the writings of Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755). In it, it is applied to the scientific study of society in order to discover the type of laws which, in accordance with the nature of each country its "spirit", allow the safeguard of freedom and order. Admirer of Locke and of the English constitution "mirror of the freedom", Montesquieu also proposes the separation of powers like fundamental instrument of the limited government prerequisite for freedom ?? Which has had so much influence on the construction of contemporary democracies.
Introduction by Enrique Tierno Galván.