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The Resource Persian letters, Montesquieu ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn

Persian letters, Montesquieu ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn

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Persian letters
Title
Persian letters
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Montesquieu ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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, Zéphis, Fatmé, Zélis, 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 [147]), the situation there rapidly unravels. -- Wikipedia
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DLC
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1689-1755
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Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat
Dewey number
843/.5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2011.L5
LC item number
E57 2008
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mauldon, Margaret
  • Kahn, Andrew
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • France
  • Iranians
  • Travelers
  • Letters
  • Iranians
  • Letters
  • Travelers
  • France
Label
Persian letters, Montesquieu ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxiv]-xxxvii)
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn173480653
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780192806352
Lccn
2007039894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)173480653
Label
Persian letters, Montesquieu ; translated by Margaret Mauldon ; with an introduction and notes by Andrew Kahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxiv]-xxxvii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn173480653
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xlii, 270 pages
Isbn
9780192806352
Lccn
2007039894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)173480653

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