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Machiavelli and Guicciardini politics and history in sixteenth century Florence by Felix Gilbert

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


  • Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527,
  • Guicciardini, Francesco, -- 1483-1540,
  • Florence (Italy) -- History -- Historiography,
  • Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government

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StatementFelix Gilbert.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 349 p. ;
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23833784M

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The book is the result of great erudition and research; digging through governmental discussions among leading citizens, Gilbert patches together the worldview from which Machiavelli and Guicciardini sprang.5/5(1).   Machiavelli and Guicciardini politics and history in sixteenth-century Florence. by Felix Gilbert. Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J. Written in EnglishPages:   In Felix Gilbert’s skilled analysis, the figures of Niccolo Machiavelli, whose writing changed the way people think about politics, and Francesco Guicciardini, whose History of Italy is one of the first classics of modern historical writing, provide important clues to interpreting the : Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. The Description for this book, Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth-Century Florence, will be forthcoming. Publisher: Princeton University Press ISBN: You may also be interested in.

Francesco Guicciardini was a famous Italian Statesman, living in the late 15th century and early 16th century. He was a friend (but also a critic) of Niccolo Machiavelli. He was born to elite family, one of 11 children, in Florence in His Ricordi is a /5.   Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and the Papal State. The eight centuries of Italian literature, starting with St. Francis of Assisi, Jacopone da Todi and Dante, are strewn with major and lesser writers who show a lively interest in Christian values and in the Roman Catholic church, which claims to be the standard-bearer and promotor of such values. The days of Florentine republican freedom were over. During these years, Florence produced two of the keenest political observers and political thinkers of all time, Niccol Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini. Their work provides the best commentary on Italian politics of the Renaissance. NICCOL 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 .

Both books were first published only after Machiavelli’s death, the Discourses on Livy in and The Prince in They are distinguished from his other works by the fact that in the dedicatory letter to each he says that it contains everything he knows. : The Sweetness of Power: Machiavelli's Discourses and Guicciardini's Considerations () by Niccolo Machiavelli; Francesco Guicciardini and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(10). The Sweetness of Power: Machiavelli's Discourses and Guicciardini's Considerations (Hardcover) We now have only one person in the store but contactless pick-up can be arranged. - call We know it's hard to get through. Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (/ ˌ m æ k i ə ˈ v ɛ l i /, also US: / ˌ m ɑː k-/; Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May – 21 June ) was an Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher and writer, best known for The Prince (Il Principe), written in He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy or political : 3 May , Florence, Republic of Florence.