Machiavelli: The Chief Works and Others, Volume 1

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Niccolò Machiavelli, Allan Gilbert
Duke University Press, Jul 28, 1989 - Political Science - 545 pages
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Praise for the 1965 edition "The publication of this handsome edition of all Machiavelli's major works, together with many of the secondary ones either previously un-translated or difficult to obtain, is an event of major importance for English-speaking scholars in the humanities and social sciences; and students of the history of political thought owe a particular debt of gratitude to Professor Gilbert. . . Political theorists already familiar with Professor Gilbert's Prince and selections from other works and the letters will of course be especially grateful to him for his rendering of the Discourses, which is by far the best available. But in addition to this, they will rejoice to find under one roof other works, some of which are difficult or impossible to obtain. Allan Gilbert is unquestionably the most accurate and reliable translator of Machiavelli into English; the publication of this edition is an altogether happy occasion."Dante Germino The Journal of Politics "A most remarkable achievement"Felix Gilbert Renaissance Quarterly
  

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Contents

THE PRINCE
16
THE IDEAL RULER
97
ADVICE TO RAFFAELLO GIROLAMI WHEN HE WENT
116
ON THE METHOD OF DEALING WITH THE REBELLIOUS
161
AN EXHORTATION TO PENITENCE
172
BOOK 2
183
THE LIFE OF CASTRUCCIO CASTRACANI OF LUCCA
377
THE NATURES OF FLORENTINE MEN 1436
439
FIRST DECENNALE ten years of Florentine history 14104 1444
453
INDEX 14655
486
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Political philosopher, statesman and court advisor Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. Starting out as a clerk, Machiavelli quickly rose in the ranks because he understood balance of power issues involved in many of his diplomatic missions. Machiavelli's political pursuits quickly ended after he was imprisoned by the Medici family. Machiavelli is best known for "The Prince," his guide to power attainment and cutthroat leadership. He also wrote poetry and plays, including a comedy named "Mandragola." Niccolo Machiavelli died on June 21, 1527 in Florence.

ROBERTA M. GILBERT, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice and on the faculty of the Georgetown Family Center. She is a noted expert in the innovative family systems theory pioneered by the late Dr. Murray Bowen. She is the author of the widely acclaimed Extraordinary Relationships (Wiley).

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