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Florentine History, Niccolò Machiavelli

Florentine History,

Niccolò Machiavelli

Published December 31st 2004
ISBN : 9780760756010
Hardcover
422 pages
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This translation . . . of Machiavellis thoughts on his native city is meant to be less colloquial and closer to the original than the typical translation. This highlights how Machiavelli used words (and thought) differently from us. . . .MoreThis translation . . . of Machiavellis thoughts on his native city is meant to be less colloquial and closer to the original than the typical translation. This highlights how Machiavelli used words (and thought) differently from us. . . . Machiavelli is too often remembered merely as the realist who took the morality out of virtue. As the Histories demonstrate, he was also a gifted writer and historian.--Virginia Quarterly ReviewBanfield and Mansfields new rendition of the Renaissance humanists study of Florentine history aims to supply contemporary readers with a literal, exact, and readable version of the original. . . . Machiavellis concept of history and his purpose in charting the story of Florence and its leading families are thoroughly examined before the translators lead their readers into the substance of the social philosophers arguments and into a work of literature that once again comes alive.--Booklist