Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline

Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline Montesquieu
  • Title: Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline
  • Author: Montesquieu
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  • Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline Montesquieu Considerations on the Causes of the Greatness of the Romans and Their Decline Charles Louis de Secondat baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu est un moraliste penseur politique precurseur de la sociologie philosophe et ecrivain francais des Lumieres Montesquieu a
    Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu 1689 1755 , est un moraliste, penseur politique, precurseur de la sociologie, philosophe et ecrivain francais des Lumieres Montesquieu, avec entre autres John Locke, est l un des penseurs de l organisation politique et sociale sur lesquels les societes modernes s appuient Il a notamment travaille sur la repaCharles Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu 1689 1755 , est un moraliste, penseur politique, precurseur de la sociologie, philosophe et ecrivain francais des Lumieres Montesquieu, avec entre autres John Locke, est l un des penseurs de l organisation politique et sociale sur lesquels les societes modernes s appuient Il a notamment travaille sur la repartition des fonctions de l Etat entre ses differentes composantes, appelee posterieurement principe de separation des pouvoirs Sa grande contribution est d avoir su exposer a ses contemporains deux modeles de liberte politique la liberte moderee du regime monarchique et la liberte extreme incarnee par la Constitution d Angleterre Ses oeuvres comprennent Systeme des Idees 1716 , Lettres Persanes 1721 , Le Temple de Gnide 1724 , Histoire Veritable d Arsace et Ismenie 1730 , Considerations sur les Causes de la Grandeur des Romains et de Leur Decadence 1734 , De l Esprit des Lois 1748 , La Defense de L Esprit des Lois 1750 et Essai sur le Go t 1757.
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    1. Charles Louis de Secondat, baron de La Br de et de Montesquieu, generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Enlightenment He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, which is taken for granted in modern discussions of government and implemented in many constitutions throughout the world He was largely responsible for the popularization of the terms feudalism and Byzantine Empire.


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    2. Quelle morceau Montesquieu embrasse dans ce court texte l histoire mill naire du peuple Romain depuis la fondation de la ville jusqu la prise de Constantinople par Mahomet II La clart du texte est remarquable, l auteur a ce g nie de renfermer en peu de mots de vastes id es, et de serrer ses raisonnements avec rigueur, sans jamais ennuyer Il faut cependant remarquer qu il est plus confortable d avoir des notions d histoire antique pour en gouter tout le sel Ecrit sans esprit de partie, avec haute [...]

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    3. Read in edition Garnier Freres, 1967, in order to recover one of Gibbon s influences M begins with early Rome, the city before even roads, with small haphazard houses a bit like the oldest houses in my town of Westport, MA, and partly for a similar reason, car les hommes toujours au travail, but partly for a different reason, ou dans la place publique This latter leads to the first grandeur of Rome, its public buildings, the theatres of one king could not hold the audiences of the next Public pl [...]

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    4. In educated times, Considerations was a famous book, regarded as the progenitor of modern decline and fall analyses Broad in sweep but short in length, Montesquieu sketches characteristics of Roman society from its beginnings through its Byzantine end His goal is to find the main elements of Rome s growth and decline and the lessons for modern man.Apparently he began this book as simply a set of notes for his own clarification of thought, and found the topic rewarding enough to expand In many w [...]

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    6. Much better than Gibbon s Decline and Fall, in my humble opinion.

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    7. Quote Here, in a word, is the history of the Romans By means of their maxims they conquered all peoples, but when they had succeeded in doing so, their republic could not endure It was necessary to change the government, and contrary maxims employed by the new government made their greatness collapse Before Edward Gibbon s work on the Romans, there was Montesquieu 1689 1755 and his Considerations quoted from above This book came before his most famous work, The Spirit of the Laws, and was publis [...]

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    8. This book is a precursor to, and doubtless an inspiration for, Gibbon s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire It is much shorter than Gibbon s, but it manages to provide a useful overview of the main phases of development and decomposition of the Roman State Montesquieu also offers penetrating conclusions, by way of maxims, useful to the analysis of political conditions of any age For example, here s one to heed in contemporary military intervention C est la folie des conquerants de vouloir donne [...]

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    9. Como los te ricos europeos del Imperio han reconocido durante los ltimos miles de a os, la teor a de la constituci n del Imperio es tambi n una teor a de su declinaci n Ya en la antig edad Greco Romana, Tuc dides, T cito y Polibio encontraron la secuencia de auge y ca da, tal como luego har an los Padres de la Iglesia y los te ricos del Cristianismo temprano En ninguno de estos casos hablar del Imperio era repetir la teor a cl sica de la alternancia entre las formas positivas y negativas de gobi [...]

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    11. Considerations is a good way to sum up this work Not a treatise, not a theory, but considerations, a series of loosely linked thoughts that eschew a rigid structure in favor of something that isn t afraid to range far out into historical musing The final third is the best part, where he links the fall of roman civilization with the increasingly large role that Christianity came to play in it It actually ends up being an impassioned argument for secular society in large part by showing, how rigid [...]

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    12. A very insightful book Although written in the first half of the 18th century it has aged rather well The only problem I had with the book was the Croatian translation which was rather dated and sometimes difficult to read, also the first couple of chapters of the book do not really stand the test of time because it is primarily based on what we now know are legends, but even with that in mind those chapters are still quite intriguing Beside that I found the book to be very interesting, especial [...]

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