|Birth Date:||Mon, Oct 30, 1713|
|Death Date:||Thu, Sep 21, 1769|
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Genovesi only translated one seminal work by the English merchant and economist John Cary.
However, Genovesi also constituted a circle that read and discussed Montesquieu's L'Esprit des lois. He had a role in the first Italian edition in Naples (1750) and his handwritten notes on the French edition were included from the third Italian edition until 1953.
secondary bibliography references
E. De Mas, Montesquieu, Genovesi e le edizioni italiane dello “Spirito delle leggi”, Florence, Le Monnier, 1971.
E. Pii, Antonio Genovesi: dalla politica economica alla "politica civile", Florence, L.S. Olschki, 1984.
R. Bellamy, 'Da metafisico a mercante' - Antonio Genovesi and the development of a new language of commerce in eighteenth-century Naples, in A. Pagden, ed., The Languages of Political Theory in Early-Modern Europe, Cambridge, Cambrigde University Press, 1987, pp. 277-299.
G. Imbruglia, “Due opposte letture napoletane dell’Esprit des lois : Genovesi e Personè”, in Montesquieu e i suoi interpreti, ed. by D. Felice, Pisa, ETS, 2005, vol. I, pp. 191-210.
S. Reinert, Translating Empire. Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2011, pp.187-232.
A. Pabst and R. Scazzieri, "Virtue, Production and the Politics of Commerce: Genovesi's 'Civil Economy' Revisited", History of Political Economy, 2018.