Giuseppe Maria Galanti

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Giuseppe Maria Galanti (1743–1806) was an Italian economist, in the Kingdom of Naples.

Life[edit]

Galanti was born in Santa Croce del Sannio, Molise. He was a follower of Pietro Giannone[1] and studied under Antonio Genovesi.[2] While young he was influenced by independent-minded priests and came to hate feudalism; moving as a boy to Naples, he came to know the ideas of Gaetano Filangieri as well as those of Genovesi.[3]

With the title Visitatore generale del Regno, he surveyed the state of the kingdom, and proposed agricultural and economic reforms. A critic of the top layers of Neapolitan society, he considered them too little interested in commerce.[4]

Works[edit]

(critical edition, Maria Rosaria Pelizzari, 2000)

  • Memoria intorno allo stato dei Banchi (1799)
  • Testamento forense (1806)
  • Scritti sulla Calabria (critical edition, 1993)
  • Memorie storiche del mio tempo e altri scritti di natura autobiografica (1761-1806) (critical edition, 1996)
  • Pensieri vari e altri scritti della tarda maturità (critical edition, 2000)
  • Prospetto storico sulle vicende del genere umano (critical edition, 2000)

References[edit]

  • Corrado Rainone, Il pensiero economico di Giuseppe Maria Galanti: 1743-1806 (Rome, 1968)
  • Augusto Placanica, Daniela Galdi, Libri e manoscritti di Giuseppe Maria Galanti (1998)
  • Gentile Giulio, Amor della libertà e saperi di governo in Giuseppe Maria Galanti - Informazioni sul prodotto (2001)
  • Mafrici M., Pelizzari M. R. (editors), Un illuminista ritrovato: Giuseppe Maria Galanti (2006) ISBN 88-88773-25-8, ISBN 978-88-88773-25-4
  • Ileana Del Bagno, Saggi di storia del diritto moderno (2007)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Peter E. Bondanella, Julia Conaway Bondanella, Jody Robin Shiffman, Cassell Dictionary of Italian Literature (1996), pp.198-9.
  2. ^ Bondanella et al., p. 372.
  3. ^ John Anthony Davis, Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860 (2006), p. 67
  4. ^ Jennifer D. Selwyn, A Paradise Inhabited by Devils: The Jesuits' Civilizing Mission in Early Modern Naples (2004), p. 29.

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