DEMOGRAFIA WEDŁUG PANA DE MONTESQUIEU. O PEWNYM WĄTKU KRYTYKI FRANCUSKIEJ MONARCHII ABSOLUTNEJ W LISTACH PERSKICH

Aleksandra Porada

Abstract

The Author analyses the way Montesquieu presented the problems of demography in Persian Letters. Having expressed the idea that the world has been less and less populated since the Antiquity, two of the novel’s protagonists discuss possible reasons of low birth rates. They put blame on both Muslim and Christian institutions including slavery, seraglios, and divorce ban. They also condemn religious intolerance and corruption of governments, claiming they are reasons of emigration and misery and thus cause further shrinking of the population. Since all these cultural and political factors restrict individual freedom, it seems that this discussion is a veiled condemnation of the French royal absolutism.
Author Aleksandra Porada (Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu)
Aleksandra Porada,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy we Wrocławiu
Journal seriesHistoryka. Studia Metodologiczne, ISSN 0073-277X, (B 13 pkt)
Issue year2013
VolXLIII
Pages61-74
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in PolishMonteskiusz, demografi a, Persian Letters, oświecenie, Francja
Keywords in EnglishMontesquieu, demography, Listy perskie, Enlightenment, France
URL http://his.czasopisma.pan.pl/images/data/his/No_43_2013/ALEKSANDRA%20PORADA%20Historyka%20T.%20XLIII%202013-5.pdf
Languagepl polski
File
16. APorada Historyka.pdf 249.61 KB
Score (nominal)13
Citation count*
Cite
Share Share

Get link to the record


* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Back
Confirmation
Are you sure?