Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings Paperback / softback
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, Wootton's 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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 01/10/1994
- Category: Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600
- ISBN: 9780872202474
- Hardback from £25.85