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The social contract or, Principles of political right by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English


  • Political science,
  • Social contract,
  • Peace

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Edition Notes

Statementby Jean-Jacques Rousseau ; rev. translation edited with introd. and notes by Charles M. Sherover.
SeriesAnnotated classics in the history of ideas
ContributionsRousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778., Sherover, Charles M., ed.
LC ClassificationsJC179 .R86 1974
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 300 p. ;
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4919459M
LC Control Number76185115

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