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The Resource Machiavelli and his friends : their personal correspondence, [Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices

Machiavelli and his friends : their personal correspondence, [Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices

Label
Machiavelli and his friends : their personal correspondence
Title
Machiavelli and his friends
Title remainder
their personal correspondence
Statement of responsibility
[Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • The intimate world of Niccolo Machiavelli comes to life in this first complete collection in English of the letters he wrote and received. Spanning his adult life from 1497 until his death in 1527, these letters to and from his friends and compatriots - some of whom, such as Francesco Guicciardini and Francesco Vettori, were among the most influential thinkers of the day - reveal his personality and present a panorama of life, people, and critical events in Renaissance
  • Italy. The correspondence offers valuable insight into the origins of Machiavelli's ideas on history, politics, literature, and society and the social context from which his achievements arose. Often his correspondence served as a testing ground for ideas he developed more fully in his writing. While the letters taken together show Machiavelli both living within and transcending his own time, on a more intimate level they reveal the human element that helped to shape his
  • thought. Machiavelli emerges as an individual with multifaceted capabilities and a multitude of roles, among them devoted humanist, political analyst, shrewd rhetorician, and practical joker
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Machiavelli and his friends : their personal correspondence, [Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [569]-573) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34730150
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 621 pages
Isbn
9780875802107
Lccn
96003106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34730150
  • (Sirsi) a576512
Label
Machiavelli and his friends : their personal correspondence, [Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [569]-573) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm34730150
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 621 pages
Isbn
9780875802107
Lccn
96003106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34730150
  • (Sirsi) a576512

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