University of Baltimore Journal of International Law


Professor Bessler’s The Birth of American Law offers a contribution to the research on Cesare Beccaria of extraordinary value for legal historians and for legal scholars in general. Not only is the book extremely fascinating, but it gives us an enormous mass of information about the “celebrated Marquis” and his influence on the developments of the law and the legal jurisprudence in Europe and outside Europe over the last 250 years. Here follows a brief summary of Professor Bessler’s book



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