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The Quotable Machiavelli
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    Niccolo Machiavelli
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    Princeton University Press

The Quotable Machiavelli

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  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Princeton University Press
  • Hardcover
  • 9780691164366
  • 7.3 X 4.7 X 1.3 inches
  • 0.9 pounds
  • Political Science > History & Theory - General
  • English
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A collection of insightful and revealing quotations on a wide range of subjects from the father of modern politics

Niccol� Machiavelli (1469-1527) is the father of modern political thought, but he is also one of the greatest writers of the Renaissance and his wisdom and style extend far beyond politics to encompass a compelling philosophy of life as well. In The Quotable Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars, offers a rich collection of the Florentine's most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, including politics, the human condition, religion, love and happiness, antiquity and history, patriotism, and virtue. Drawing on Machiavelli's entire body of writings, and including little-known quotations as well as famous passages, the book shows the full scope of his thought and belies the clich� that he was a Machiavellian cynic. In addition to Machiavelli's own words on dozens of subjects of perennial interest, the book includes some almost unknown texts in which his contemporaries describe him. Complete with a biographical introduction, the book serves as a handy reference and a smart and lively introduction to a masterly thinker and writer.

  • Includes a rich collection of Machiavelli's most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, from politics to the human condition--almost 700 quotations in all
  • Edited and introduced by one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars
  • Serves as a smart and lively introduction to Machiavelli's life and works
  • Draws on the complete body of Machiavelli's writings
  • Features a brief biography of Machiavelli, a chronology of his life, suggestions for further reading, and an index
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