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Essential Writings of Machiavelli

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ISBN-10: 0812974239

ISBN-13: 9780812974232

Edition: 2007

Authors: Niccolo Machiavelli, Albert Russell Ascoli, Peter Constantine

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In "The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, " Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the true depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. Refreshingly accessible, these superb new translations are faithful to Machiavelli's original, beautifully crafted writings. The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as "A Caution to the Medici" and "The Persecution of Africa." Also included are complete versions of the political treatise, "The Prince", the comic satire "The Mandrake", "The Life of Castruccio Castracani", and the classic story "Belfagor," along with selections from "The Discourses, The Art of War, " and "Florentine…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. He was a political philosopher, statesman, and court advisor. Starting out as a clerk, he quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. His political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. He is best known for The Prince, his guide to power attainment and cutthroat leadership. He also wrote poetry and plays, including a comedy named Mandragola. He died on June 21, 1527 at the age of 58.

Biographical Note
Introduction
Editor's Note
Political Works
The Prince
Selections from The Discourses
Selections from The Art of War
Selections from Florentine Histories
Political Essays and Treatises
Discourse on Pisa
On Pistoian Matters
On the Nature of the French
On How to Treat the Populace of Valdichiana After Their Rebellion
How Duke Valentino Killed the Generals Who Conspired Against Him
Discourse on the Affairs of Germany and Its Emperor
A Caution to the Medici
Literature
Rules for an Elegant Social Circle
The Persecution of Africa
Belfagor
The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca
The Mandrake
Letters