About the author: Dr. Sparks received his PhD from the University of Westminster. He is currently Senior Lecturer (Political Pathway Leader) at The University of North London.1999 0-7734-7976-7
The text considers Montesquieu as a thinker within a broad historical, social and philosophical context. As such the text is both about Montesquieu and uses Montesquieu to consider a range of broader issues. In particular the text focuses on questions of philosophical certainty and uncertainty and relates Montesquieu's work to historical, literary and social changes. This approach not only provides a wide ranging and multifaceted analysis of Montesquieu but also provides his work with a significant contemporary relevance .