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Niccolò Machiavelli: An Intellectual Biography

Corrado Vivanti ; translated by Simon MacMichael
Format
Book
Published
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Language
Translated from the Italian
Uniform Title
Niccolò Machiavelli English
ISBN
9780691151014 (hardcover : acid-free paper), 0691151016 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
Contents
  • Part I. The Florentine secretary
  • A shadowy period : the first half of his life
  • The relationship with Savonarola
  • The activity in the Chancery
  • The correspondence with functionaries of the domain
  • Diplomatic activity
  • The experience of the early missions
  • Changes of fortune and the Ghiribizzi al Soderino
  • The Florentine ordinance
  • The Venetian defeat and the reconquest of Pisa
  • The end of the republic and the return of the Medici
  • Part II. Exile in his homeland
  • The confinement at Sant'Andrea
  • "I have composed a little work on princedoms"
  • The "myth" of the prince
  • Frequenting the Orti Oricellari
  • An original comment on Livy
  • The art of war
  • Part III. "Niccolo Machiavelli, historian, comic writer, and tragic writer"
  • A new season in Machiavelli's life
  • A return to business
  • "The annals or the history of Florence"
  • "The things done at home and abroad by the Florentine people"
  • The friendship with Guicciardini
  • Clizia and the musical madrigals
  • Final act
  • Appendix: Notes on the use of the word stato in Machiavelli.
Description
xvii, 261 pages ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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