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Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

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Lettres persanes (Persian Letters) is a literary work by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France.In 1711 Usbek leaves his seraglio in ...

Author: Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu

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Lettres persanes (Persian Letters) is a literary work by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France. In 1711 Usbek leaves his seraglio in Isfahan to take the long journey to France, accompanied by his young friend Rica. He leaves behind five wives in the care of a number of black eunuchs, one of whom is the head or first eunuch. During the trip and their long stay in Paris (1712-1720), they comment, in letters exchanged with friends and mullahs, on numerous aspects of Western, Christian society, particularly French politics and Moors, ending with a biting satire of the System of John Law. Over time, various disorders surface back in the seraglio, and, beginning with Letter 139, the situation there rapidly unravels.

This is the first English translation based on the original text, revealing this lively work as Montesquieu first intended.

Author: Montesquieu

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ISBN: 9780191604881

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'Oh! Monsieur is Persian? That's most extraordinary! How can someone be Persian?' Two Persian travellers, Usbek and Rica, arrive in Paris just before the death of Louis XIV and in time to witness the hedonism and financial crash of the Regency. In their letters home they report on visits to the theatre and scientific societies, and observe the manners and flirtations of polite society, the structures of power and the hypocrisy of religion. Irony and bitter satire mark their comparison of East and West and their quest for understanding. Unsettling news from Persia concerning the female world of the harem intrudes on their new identities and provides a suspenseful plot of erotic jealousy and passion. This pioneering epistolary novel and work of travel-writing opened the world of the West to its oriental visitors and the Orient to its Western readers. This is the first English translation based on the original text, revealing this lively work as Montesquieu first intended. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
2008-04-17 By Montesquieu

Persian Letters is a satirical novel in an epistolary form. Montesquieu narrates the experiences of two fictional Persians travelling through France.

Author: Charles de Secondat Montesquieu

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Persian Letters is a satirical novel in an epistolary form. Montesquieu narrates the experiences of two fictional Persians travelling through France. Through the characters, the barbarism of contemporary French life is analyzed from an outsider's perspective. He compares European and non-European societies, role of religion, systems of government, political authority, and the role of law.

The important thing is that , as serious a topic as the Inquisition may be most of the time , in the Persian Letters it is really part of a larger esthetic whole . And in that larger whole it is roughly of the same value as the sexual ...

Author: Randolph Runyon

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874139228

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"Readers of Montesquieu will through this study discover a new Persian Letters, as the exquisite subtlety of its construction is laid bare for the first time. It should find a new appreciation as a work of art, and not merely as a precursor to the author's Of the Spirit of the Laws. The Letters will henceforth be read in the light of similarly composite texts, from Montaigne's Essays to Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal."--Jacket.
2005 By Randolph Runyon

Besides , it is plain that Gentleman bad read the Persian Letters but by halves , for in several of them the Author declares bimo self againf Self - murder , particularly + Mr. Mby , had on his Table the Persian Letters lying open ...

Author: Charles Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu

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Letter IX . ... not be confounded with Ibben , to whom many letters are addressed . efficient , its force remained unabated ; and , far 22 PERSIAN LETTERS .

Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

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LETTER I Usbek to his friend Rustan , at Ispahan We stayed only one day at Com . ... Tauris , the 15th of the moon of Saphar , 1711 3 1 [ Com ( Qum ) and Tauris ( Tabriz ) are Persian ( Iranian ) cities ; Ispahan ( Isfahan , Esfahan ) ...

Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872204901

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Based on the 1758 edition, this translation strives for fidelity and retains Montesquieu's paragraphing. George R. Healy's Introduction discusses The Persian Letters as a kind of overture to the Enlightenment, a work of remarkable diversity designed more to explore a problem of great urgency for eighteenth century thought than to resolve it: that of discovering universals, or at least the pragmatic constants, amid the diversity of human culture and society, and of confronting the proposition that there are no values in human relationships except those imposed by force or agreed upon in self-interested conventions.

These reflections first appeared as an introduction to the quarto edition of the "Persian Letters" (1754), and have always been ascribed to Montesquieu himself. 2. A seraglio is a royal dwelling. Montesquieu used the world as if were ...

Author: Montesquieu

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"Persian Letters" by Montesquieu (translated by John Davidson). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
2021-04-10 By Montesquieu

... a new edition of the Persian Letters , but there are some exceptionable Juvenilia * , that I would fain retouch first ; although there is nothing so just , as that a Tuik should see things , think , and speak , as a Turk , not as a ...

Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

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PERSIAN LETTERS. L E T T E R CXLIII . USBek to the Chief EUNUCH , at the feraglio eft Ifpahan . R > ECEIVE with this letter an absolute power over the whole seraglio : command with the same authority as myself : let fear and terror ...

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LETTER XXVII . W USBEK to NISSIR , at ISPAHAN . E are at present at Paris , that proud rival of the city of the sun * . ... I give myself UP Ifpalan , E 3 up to reflexions which every day become more melancholly ; PERSIAN LETTERS .

Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

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The count help being struck with it in the manner Thewed him a letter he had just received they had seen . She added , that if the from his confidante ... 6 6 6 PERSIAN LETTERS , SENCE Thether del late II Publiked as 32 PERSIAN LETTERS .

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Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

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ISBN: UOM:39076006864909

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Persian Letters is a literary work, written in 1721, by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France.

Author: de Montesquieu, Charles

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Persian Letters is a literary work, written in 1721, by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France.
2017-04-20 By de Montesquieu, Charles

Author: Charles Louis de Secondat de Montesquieu

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Persian Letters (Lettres persanes, written 1721) is a satirical work by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France.

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Persian Letters (Lettres persanes, written 1721) is a satirical work by Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, recounting the experiences of two Persian noblemen, Usbek and Rica, who are traveling through France. In 1711 Usbek leaves his seraglio in Isfahan to undertake the long journey to France, accompanied by his young friend Rica. He leaves behind five wives (Zachi, Zephis, Fatme, Zelis, and Roxane) in the care of a number of black eunuchs, one of whom is the head or first eunuch. During the trip and their long stay in Paris (1712-1720), they comment, in letters exchanged with friends and mullahs, on numerous aspects of Western, Christian society, particularly French politics and mores, ending with a biting satire of the System of John Law. Over time, various disorders surface back in the seraglio, and beginning in 1717 (Letter 139 ) the situation there rapidly unravels. Usbek orders his head eunuch to crack down, but his message does not arrive in time and a revolt brings about the death of his wives, including the vengeful suicide of his favorite, Roxane, and, it appears, most of the eunuchs...
2013-09 By Montesquieu

Author: Charles de Secondat baron de Montesquieu

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In terms of the relation between what you see and how you pronounce it , Persian is much more consistent than English . Most sounds are represented by only one letter in Persian . In Persian , the maximum number of letters representing ...

Author: Abdi Rafiee

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ISBN: 0415157498

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A step-by-step approach to learning spoken and written Persian.
2001 By Abdi Rafiee

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