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Book review: the celebrated Marquis: an Italian noble and the making of the modern world by John Bessler

Malkani, Bharat (2018) Book review: the celebrated Marquis: an Italian noble and the making of the modern world by John Bessler. LSE Review of Books (25 Sep 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In The Celebrated Marquis: An Italian Noble and the Making of the Modern World, John Bessler explores the reputation and legacy of Cesare Beccaria (1738-94), a largely forgotten eighteenth-century Italian aristocrat, to show the enduring significance of his writings on equality, economics, law and society. The book underscores Beccaria’s indelible impact on our approach to crime and punishment in the present day, writes Bharat Malkani, and will inspire reformers still fighting against ‘arbitrariness, tyranny and cruelty’ in our legal systems.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2018/09/25...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DG Italy
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 11:55
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 16:59
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91789

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