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Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped

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ISBN-10: 0553807528

ISBN-13: 9780553807523

Edition: 2009

Authors: Paul Strathern

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The Renaissance was a child of many fathersnone more important than the three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history: Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Cesar Borgia. Each could not have been more different. They would meet only for a short time in 1502 but the events that transpired, would significantly alter their perceptionsand the course of Western history. In 1502, Italy was riven by conflict, with the city of Florence as the ultimate prize. Machiavelli, the consummate political manipulator, attempted to placate the savage Borgia by volunteering the services of Da Vinci as Borgia's chief military engineer. That…    
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
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

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Dramatis Personae
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
Return to Florence
Coaxing Water
Borgia's Gamble
Machiavelli's Militia
Borgia in Spain
Leonardo's Loss
"Am I a Machiavel?"
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