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The Portable Machiavelli

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In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory. The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

Synopsis:

This volume of Machiavelli's writings includes seven private letters, "The Prince", "Belfagor", "The Mandrake Root" and "Castruccio Castracani", as well as "The Discourses" (abridged) and substantial parts of "The Art of War" and "The History of Florence".

About the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dantes Divine Comedy. Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism. He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli.

Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dantes Divine Comedy. Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism. He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Essay on Machiavelli

Note and Acknowlegments

Machiavelli: A Selective Bibliography of Translations, Editions and Criticisms

The Private Letters

The Prince

The Discourses (abridged)

A Fable: Belfagor, The Devil Who Took a Wife

The Mandrake Root

From The Art of War

The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca

From The History of Florence

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140150926
Editor:
Bondanella, Peter E.
Editor:
Musa, Mark
Editor:
Bondanella, Peter
Author:
Bondanella, Peter
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Musa, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Hammondsworth, Eng. ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy, italian
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Portable Library
Series Volume:
no. 185
Publication Date:
19790131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.75x5.09x.99 in. .85 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This volume of Machiavelli's writings includes seven private letters, "The Prince", "Belfagor", "The Mandrake Root" and "Castruccio Castracani", as well as "The Discourses" (abridged) and substantial parts of "The Art of War" and "The History of Florence".
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