The Art of Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's "Secert Chain"
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The Art of Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's "Secert Chain"

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Some thirty years after the initial publication of Montesquieu's Persian Letters in 1721, the author hinted at the presence of "a secret, and somehow unnoticed, chain" tying together this entertaining, insightful, yet disparate collection of fictional letters to and from two Persian travelers in France. Ever since Montesquieu's subtle hint, readers have tried to identify t...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published December 28th 2005 by University of Delaware Press (first published December 2005)
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