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

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

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Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid English.

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, Woottons Machiavelli does just that when the occasion demands: renderings of that most problematic of words, virtu, 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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 1M.
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9780872202474

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