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Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped

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ISBN-10: 055338614X

ISBN-13: 9780553386141

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul Strathern

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List price: $18.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Paul Strathern has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Philosophy and lectures at Kingston University. Strathern is the author of several novels, including A Season in Abyssinia, which won a Somerset Maugham prize, and Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements. He has also published two series of books, one on philosophy: Philosophers in 90 Minutes, and another on science, but is best known for his 39 short biographies of philosophers and scientists

List of Illustrations
Images Appearing Only in the Color Plate Section
Maps
Timeline
Dramatis Personae
Acknowledgments
Prologue: A Unique Constellation
The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior
Leonardo Learning
Machiavelli: A Surprise Appointment
The Pope and His Bastard
Cesare Rising
In the Romagna
Treachery and Bluff
Obeying Orders
�Either Caesar or nothing�
�A new science�
Leonardo at Work
Borgia at Bay
Machiavelli's Mission
The Ghost
Borgia Negotiates
A Definitive Move
�An action worthy of a Roman�
Looking to the Future
�What has happened so far is nothing compared with what is planned for the future�
Leonardo at Work
Machiavelli Uses His Influence
The Election of a New Pope
Squaring the Circle
A Changed Man
Consequences
Return to Florence
Coaxing Water
Borgia's Gamble
Machiavelli's Militia
Borgia in Spain
Leonardo's Loss
�Am I a Machiavel?�
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index