Niccolo Machiavelli: An Intellectual Bio

by Corrado Vivanti


Niccolo Machiavelli: An Intellectual Bio | 9780691196893 | Corrado Vivanti

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:08/10/2019 by Princeton University Press


A colorful, comprehensive, and authoritative account of Machiavelli’s life and thought

This is a colorful, comprehensive, and authoritative introduction to the life and work of the Florentine statesman, writer, and political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527). Corrado Vivanti, who was one of the world’s leading Machiavelli scholars, provides an unparalleled intellectual biography that demonstrates the close connections between Machiavelli’s thought and his changing fortunes during the tumultuous Florentine republic and his subsequent exile. Vivanti’s concise account covers not only Machiavelli’s most famous works-The Prince, The Discourses, The Florentine Histories, and The Art of War-but also his letters, poetry, and comic dramas. While setting Machiavelli’s life against a dramatic backdrop of war, crisis, and diplomatic intrigue, the book also paints a vivid human portrait of the man.