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Accurate, highly readable, and thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, this translation renders Machiavelli"s 1513 political tract into clear and concise English.

"Backgrounds" relies entirely upon Machiavelli"s other writings to place this central Florentine in his proper political and historical context. Included are excerpts from The Discourses, a report from a diplomatic mission, a collection of private letters, and two poems from Carnival Songs.

"Interpretations" retains three of the previous edition"s seminal essays while adding five selections by Felix Gilbert, Federico Chabod, J. H. Whitfield, Isaiah Berlin, and Robert M. Adams.

"Marginalia" is an eclectic collection of writings germane to both Machiavelli and The Prince. Of the eight selections represented, five of them are new to the Second Edition, including Pasquale Villari"s comic portrayal of Machiavelli"s first diplomatic post in 1499, Francesco Guicciardini"s lofty rebuttal to Machiavelli, and a collection of Tuscan Sayings to further the reader"s understanding of this timeless text.

An updated Selected Bibliography is also included.

Synopsis:

Robert M. Adams's superb translation of Machiavelli's best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.

Synopsis:

Accurate, highly readable, and thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, this translation renders Machiavelli's 1513 political tract into clear and concise English. "Backgrounds" relies entirely upon Machiavelli's other writings to place this central Florentine in his proper political and historical context. Included are excerpts from , a report from a diplomatic mission, a collection of private letters, and two poems from . "Interpretations" retains three of the previous edition's seminal essays while adding five selections by Felix Gilbert, Federico Chabod, J. H. Whitfield, Isaiah Berlin, and Robert M. Adams. "Marginalia" is an eclectic collection of writings germane to both Machiavelli and . Of the eight selections represented, five of them are new to the Second Edition, including Pasquale Villari's comic portrayal of Machiavelli's first diplomatic post in 1499, Francesco Guicciardini's lofty rebuttal to Machiavelli, and a collection of Tuscan Sayings to further the reader's understanding of this timeless text. An updated Selected Bibliography is also included.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-279) and index.

About the Author

'Robert M. Adamswas Professor of English Emeritus at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the author of many books, among them Ikon: John Milton and the Modern Critics, Strains of Discord, and The Land and Literature of England. He was a contributing editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and translated and/or edited six Norton Critical Editions, including The Prince, Candide, and Utopia.'

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ISBN:
9780393962208
Editor:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Adams, Robert M.
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
2.
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.32x5.18x.65 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Robert M. Adams's superb translation of Machiavelli's best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.
"Synopsis" by , Accurate, highly readable, and thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, this translation renders Machiavelli's 1513 political tract into clear and concise English. "Backgrounds" relies entirely upon Machiavelli's other writings to place this central Florentine in his proper political and historical context. Included are excerpts from , a report from a diplomatic mission, a collection of private letters, and two poems from . "Interpretations" retains three of the previous edition's seminal essays while adding five selections by Felix Gilbert, Federico Chabod, J. H. Whitfield, Isaiah Berlin, and Robert M. Adams. "Marginalia" is an eclectic collection of writings germane to both Machiavelli and . Of the eight selections represented, five of them are new to the Second Edition, including Pasquale Villari's comic portrayal of Machiavelli's first diplomatic post in 1499, Francesco Guicciardini's lofty rebuttal to Machiavelli, and a collection of Tuscan Sayings to further the reader's understanding of this timeless text. An updated Selected Bibliography is also included.
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