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Machiavelli and his friends

their personal correspondence

by NiccolГІ Machiavelli

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Published by Northern Illinois University Press in Dekalb, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Florence (Italy),
  • Italy
    • Subjects:
    • Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Correspondence.,
    • Intellectuals -- Italy -- Correspondence.,
    • Statesmen -- Italy -- Correspondence.,
    • Authors, Italian -- 16th century -- Correspondence.,
    • Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-573) and index.

      Statement[Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices.
      ContributionsAtkinson, James B., 1934-, Sices, David.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDG738.14.M2 A4 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxix, 621 p. :
      Number of Pages621
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL966707M
      ISBN 100875802109
      LC Control Number96003106

      Machiavelli continues to describe the ways that a man can become a prince. In addition to fortune and prowess, criminal acts or the approval of his fellow citizens can facilitate a man’s rise to power. Those who come to power by crime kill fellow citizens and betray friends. They are “treacherous, pitiless, and irreligious.”. Niccolò Machiavelli was born on May 3, , in Florence, Italy, of nobility, though by no means wealth. His parents, Bernardo and Bartolomea, had three other children, two daughters and a son. Bernardo was a lawyer and small landowner with a small salary. Machiavelli's education started at age seven.

      Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia ( ) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his. The Prince began its life as a humble little present from Niccolò Machiavelli to Lorenzo de' Medici. When Machiavelli started writing the book in , he had just been kicked out of his dream job as a Florentine diplomat, arrested, tortured, and was bored out of his mind in exile in the country. So he made a plan to get his job back.

      Niccolò Machiavelli - Niccolò Machiavelli - The Discourses on Livy: Like The Prince, the Discourses on Livy admits of various interpretations. One view, elaborated separately in works by the political theorists J.G.A. Pocock and Quentin Skinner in the s, stresses the work’s republicanism and locates Machiavelli in a republican tradition that starts with Aristotle . Niccolò Machiavelli was born in the city of Florence, Italy, on May 3, His father, Bernardo Machiavelli, was a lawyer, although not a very prosperous one, with much of his income derived from family property rather than his law practice. However, he retained his membership in the lawyers' guild, which was influential in Florentine politics.


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Machiavelli and his friends by NiccolГІ Machiavelli Download PDF EPUB FB2

As the definitive edition, Machiavelli and His Friends will interest students of Machiavelli, specialists in political science and Renaissance literature and history, and general readers desiring to know more intimately one of the most fascinating personalities of the Renaissance.

Read more Read less The Amazon Book ReviewCited by: Spanning the years of Machiavelli's adult life, from until his death inthis correspondence between Machiavelli and his friends, colleagues and compatriots some of whom were the most influential thinkers of the daypresents a panorama This volume presents a complete annotated collection in English of known personal correspondence to and from Niccolo Machiavelli/5.

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" 5/5(1). Spanning his adult life from until his death inthese letters to and from his friends and compatriots - some of whom, such as Francesco Guicciardini and Francesco Vettori, were among the most influential thinkers of the day - reveal his personality and present a panorama of life, people, and critical events in Renaissance correspondence offers valuable insight into the origins of Machiavelli's.

As the definitive edition, Machiavelli and His Friends will interest students of Machiavelli, specialists in political science and Renaissance literature and history, and general readers desiring to know more intimately one of the most fascinating personalities of the Renaissance.

Machiavelli comes across as a hilarious and creative guy who wrote poems and satirical plays that were a big hit with his contemporaries. There are other interesting characters in the book, and Benner is very good at describing Machiavelli’s relationships with family and friends, based on their letters or diaries/5(35).

The Medici family returned to rule Florence, and Machiavelli, suspected of conspiracy, was imprisoned, tortured, and sent into exile in to his father’s small property in San Casciano, just south of Florence.

There he wrote his two major works, The Prince and Discourses on Livy. As the definitive edition, Machiavelli and His Friends will interest students of Machiavelli, specialists in political science and Renaissance literature and history, and general readers desiring to know more intimately one of the most fascinating personalities of the Renaissance.

Read more Read less click to open popover5/5(2). His most important work is called "Il Principe", which in Italian means the prince. He wrote if for his friends the Medici family. There are many bad people who have had great influence in the world.

But there are seven UN worthy of mention. Machiavelli and his immoral "morality" and glorification of absolutism. In a letter to Machiavelli, his friend the historian and statesman Francesco Guicciardini () spelled out the implications of this unending cycle: I earnestly believe that only men’s faces and the outward aspect of things change, while the same things reoccur again and again.

Thus we are witnessing events that happened earlier. Machiavelli received a traditional education in the classics for a man of his time and status: as a boy he learnt Latin, which he used interchangeably with the Italian vernacular as an adult, even in his private letters to his friends as well as in his official missives.3 We know the names of some of his early teachers and from.

Machiavelli dismisses any discussion of republics, explaining that he has “discussed them at length on another occasion”—a reference to Book 1 of his Discourses. Machiavelli notes that it is easier to govern a hereditary state than a new principality for two main reasons.

Machiavelli is writing a letter to Lorenzo de' Medici, and he doesn't start out "Dear Lou," or anything like that. Nope, he just gets to the good stuff. Other people might give princes fancy-shmancy stuff like horses, gold, or assault rifles, but not Machiavelli.

His gift to Lorenzo is a book. The intimate world of Niccolo Machiavelli comes to life in this first complete collection in English of the letters he wrote and received. Spanning his adult life from until his death inthese letters to and from his friends and compatriots - some of whom, such as Francesco Guicciardini and Francesco Vettori, were among the most influential thinkers of the day - reveal his.

The book fully described Machiavelli, his life and times. I read this book because I wanted to learn more about Machiavelli after reading The Artist, The Philosopher and The Warrior: DaVinci, Machiavelli and Borgia and The World They Shaped by Paul Strathern. It was a fascinating account of how the three men crossed paths between - ish/5.

Machiavelli's lifetime, "The Prince" was never published by him, and its text is still disputable. Machiavelli concludes his letter to Vettori thus: "And as to this little thing [his book], when it has been read it will be seen that during the fifteen years I have given to the study of statecraft I.

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Machiavelli called his book “The Prince”, and dedicated it to the Medici family. He hoped it might win him back his political career. Machiavelli however, along with some of his classical predecessors, saw ambition and spiritedness, and therefore war, as inevitable and part of human nature.

Strauss concludes his book Thoughts on Machiavelli by proposing that this promotion of progress leads directly to the modern arms race. Strauss argued that the unavoidable nature of such arms races, which Born: 3 MayFlorence, Republic of Florence.

The Discourses on Livy (Italian: Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, literally "Discourses on the First Ten of Titus Livy") is a work of political history and philosophy written in the early 16th century (c.

) by the Italian writer and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli, best known as the author of The Discourses were published posthumously with papal privilege in. "Machiavelli and His Friends" should interest students of Machiavelli, specialists in political science and Renaissance literature and history, and general readers desiring to know more intimately one of the most fascinating personalities of .The Prince (Italian: Il Principe [il ˈprintʃipe]) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli.

From his correspondence, a version appears to have been distributed inusing a Latin title, De Principatibus (Of Principalities).Author: Niccolò Machiavelli. The three books under review are magnificent introductions to the history of the era and to the life and political thought of Machiavelli (), an .