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From the Blog: April 7 Book Talk: The Italian Enlightenment and Early American Constitutions and Laws

Mon, 09 Mar 2015

Join ConSource Executive Director Julie Silverbrook and University of Baltimore Law Professor John Bessler for a lunch time book talk on the Italian Enlightenment and Early American Constitutions and Laws.

The book talk will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on the 12th Floor of 1700 K Street, NW.

During this discussion, Professor Bessler will explore the history of the Italian Enlightenment, including its most influential writers.  Before the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin corresponded with Gaetano Filangieri, a young lawyer from Naples who wrote The Science of Legislation; in his ...

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