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Beccaria, Cesare

Von den Verbrechen und Strafen — Ulm 1767

1.500 €

Von den Verbrechen und Strafen. Aus dem Italiänischen mit des Hrn. Verfassers eigenen noch nicht gedruckten Ergänzungen … ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit vielen Anmerkungen vermehrt. — Ulm, Bartolomäi, 1767. Angebunden:

(Dragonetti, Giacinto) 

Abhandlung von den Tugenden und ihren Belohnungen als eine Fortsetzung der Abhandlung von den Verbrechen und ihren Strafen. Aus dem Französischen. — Riga, Hartknoch, 1769.

8vo (183 x 110 mm). Gest. Frontispiz, (3) Bl., 214 S.; 88 S. Das erste Titelblatt mit drei Namenseinträgen. Zeitgenössischer Halbpergamentband mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel.

¶ PMM 209: “… With the advent of the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century the demands for reform [of criminal justice and punishment] became much stronger … In this generally favorable climate of opinion there was published one of the most influential books in the whole history of criminology, ’Crime and Punishments’, issued anonymously in 1764. Its author … was Cesare Beccaria … a member of a well-to-do family in Milan, where he became professor of law and economics at the age of thirty. His friend Alessandro Very was a prison official, and it was through visits he made with him to prisons that Beccaria’s interest in the condition of criminal justice first aroused. Having read Montesquieu’s Lettres Persanes … and being deeply influenced by the rationalist thinkers of his age, he was appalled of what he saw. His short but pregnant book was the result of these experiences and reading … [His] ideas have now become so commonplace that it is difficult to appreciate their revolutionary impact at the time.

The success of Beccaria’s book was immediate, six editions being published within eighteen months, and it was eventually translated into twenty-two languages. Its principles have been incorporated into the criminal practice of all civilized countries … The impact of Dei Delitti e delle Pene on the reform of criminal justice can hardly be exaggerated …”

Giacinto Dragonetti (1738-1818) italienischer Jurist. Das Buch erschien 1766 anonym unter dem

Titel Delle vertù e dei premi und wurde wie Beccaria’s Buch in zahlreiche europäische Sprachen übersetzt.