9780872202474

Selected Political Writings : The Prince, Selections from the Discourses, Letter to Vettori

  • ISBN 13:

    9780872202474

  • ISBN 10:

    087220247X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/01/1994
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Summary

Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages that follow I have done my best to let him speak in his own voice." (And indeed, Wootton's Machiavelli literally does so when the occasion demands: Renderings of that most problematic of words, virtù, are in each instance followed by the Italian). Notes, a map, and an altogether remarkable Introduction, no less authoritative for being grippingly readable, help make this edition an ideal first encounter with Machiavelli for any student of history and political theory.

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