17 Mart 2009 Salı

Montesquieu-"Persian Letters"-Voltaire-"Letters on England"-Main questions

-Can you identify some of the ways in which Montesquieu offers a critique of Louis XIV in these letters?

-What are some of the aspects of the English political regime that appealed to Voltaire?

-What role does commerce play in Voltaire’s comparison of France and England?
(Letter 10: Point out his characterization of the mercantile character of English society vs. the feudal character of French society – Critique of French courtly society!)