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Machiavelli in Hell
Sebastian de Grazia
0679743421
Jan 1994
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Book Review
This intellectual biography of the 16th century Italian quotes exclusively from Machiavelli's own words rather than quoting others who commented upon him. In this way de Grazia, a professor at Rutgers, paints a colorful portrait of the man entirely in the context of his time. In The Prince Machiavelli had famously examined the dilemma of the ruler who must find a resolution between political necessity and ethical behavior. By thus inventing 'realpolitik' Machiavelli entered the language of political discourse, and got himself rather a bad name. De Grazia's book, which won a Pulitzer Prize, goes some way to rehabilitating him, suggesting that his immoral means were put to good political ends.

From Publishers Weekly
De Grazia's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the author of The...


The Prince and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
1593083289
November 2004
Hardcover
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The Prince and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
1593080603
October 2003
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Book Description

One of history’s greatest political philosophers, Niccolò Machiavelli is notorious for his treatise The Prince, which has become a cornerstone of modern political theory. Written in 1513 and published in 1532, after Machivelli’s death, The Prince immediately provoked controversy that has continued unabated to this day.

Defining human nature as inherently selfish, Machiavelli proposes that social conflict and violence are natural phenomena that help determine the ablest, most versatile form of government. Asserting that idealism has no place in the political arena, The Prince primarily addresses a monarch’s difficulties in retaining authority. Considered the first expression of political realism, it has often been accused of advocating a political philosophy...


Machiavelli and His Friends
Niccolo Machiavelli
087580599X
Apr 2004
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From Library Journal
Specialists in several facets of Renaissance culture will welcome this translation of the letters of the man hailed as the first modern political theorist. The text, and to a great extent the notes, rest on Volume 3 of Franco Gaeta's Opere di Niccolo Machiavelli (1984). Their contents overwhelmingly deal with the political machinations of the Italian city-states and the jockeyings of France, Spain, England, the German empire, and the Swiss for power in Italy. The letters offer some insight into Machiavelli's familial and extramarital relationships, his business dealings, and his experience of country life. In a general introduction, the editors, who are also the translators (other works include The Comedies of Machiavelli, Univ. Pr. of New England, 1985), discuss Machiavelli as a linguist, storyteller, and stylist....


Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0451527461
October 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...


The Life and Times of Niccolo Machiavelli, Volume I
Pasquale Villari
1410211711
Feb 2004
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Book Description
Volume I of a two-volume set A vivid and lively account of Machiavelli's life and times by the noted Italian historian, originally published in 1892. This biography of Machiavelli which tries to unravel the mystery of the character of this Florentine Secretary, either portrayed as a monster of perfidy or as the noblest and purest of patriots, the book provides background on Italy, the Italian Renaissance, and Machiavelli's life from 1469 to 1512. This title is cited and recommended by: Books for College Libraries; Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College; and The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature.

Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Prince & The Art of War (Collector's Library)
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0760757879
August 2004
Hardcover
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The Life and Times of Niccolo Machiavelli, Volume II
Pasquale Villari
141021172X
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Volume II of a two volume set A vivid and lively account of Machiavelli's life and times by the noted Italian historian, originally published in 1892. This biography of Machiavelli which tries to unravel the mystery of the character of this Florentine Secretary, either portrayed as a monster of perfidy or as the noblest and purest of patriots, the book provides background on Italy, the Italian Renaissance, and Machiavelli's life from 1469 to 1512. This title is cited and recommended by: Books for College Libraries; Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College; and The American Historical Association's Guide to Historical Literature.

Language Notes
Text: English, Italian (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Machiavelli: The Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0521349931
October 1988
Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...


Life of Castruccio Castracani
Niccolo Machiavelli
1843910640
Apr 2004
Paperback
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About the Author
Political philosopher, statesman and court advisor Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. Starting out as a clerk, Machiavelli quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. Machiavelli's political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. Machiavelli 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." Niccolo Machiavelli died on June 21, 1527 in Florence.


Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0140449159
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...


Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0553212788
December 1985
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...


Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0872203166
March 1995
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...


The Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0143036335
August 2005
Paperback
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Prince
Niccol¿ Machiavelli
0226500446
July 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...

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