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Persian Letters

Written in the 18th century by the Baron De Montesquieu, the Persian Letters is about two Persian nobles journeying through France. The story chiefly concerns their letters to friends and religious...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2015 8:17 pm UTC

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Persian Letters

The central theme of The Persian Letters is cultural relativism; he explores this theme by using the voices of two fictional Persian travelers: Usbek and Rica. Montesquieu got his details from...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2018 4:34 pm UTC

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Persian Letters

A brief summary of the Troglodyte story. In The Persian Letters, the Tale Of The Troglodytes encompasses Letters XI-XIV (11-14). According to Uzbek, the Troglodytes are a damnable tribe of people...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2015 3:29 pm UTC

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Persian Letters

In Persian Letters, Montesquieu presents religions as being socially determined belief systems that cannot provide us with the absolute truth. Such an approach is entirely in keeping with the...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2020 11:41 am UTC

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Persian Letters

In Baron de Montesquieu’s philosophical novel The Persian Letters, the narrator is a Persian named Usbek who travels throughout Europe and critiques the French life from the position of a person...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2019 7:01 pm UTC

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Persian Letters

To determine whether or not Montesquieu's Persian Letters is an Orientalist text, we must begin by examining the nature of Orientalism. According to Edward W. Said's 1978 book Orientalism, the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2021 9:20 pm UTC

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Persian Letters

In 1721, when Montesquieu published Persian Letters, the word Orientalist was a harmless term for someone who studied or took an interest in Asian and Middle Eastern culture. The term acquired its...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2021 8:09 pm UTC

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Persian Letters

Usbek is lord and master of his many wives. He lives in a traditional society in which men are in complete control, and women are expected to be silent, demure, and to do what their menfolk tell...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 7:41 am UTC

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Persian Letters

The ostensible purpose of Montesquieu's Persian Letters is for Usbek and Rica to inform their correspondents of what they have learned through travel. Beneath this, of course, is Montesquieu's...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2019 1:38 pm UTC

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