Machiavelli (Hardback)
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Machiavelli (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 03/02/2015
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The man whose name is shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher Celenza's portrait of Machiavelli removes the varnish to reveal not just the hardnosed philosopher but the skilled diplomat, learned commentator on ancient history, comic playwright, tireless letter writer, and thwarted lover.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674416123
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 208 x 147 x 23 mm


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Machiavellian. The very word calls up images of plots, daggers and devious minds. Christopher Celenza separates the man from the melodrama.--Steven Carroll"Sydney Morning Herald" (02/21/2015)
By setting the author of The Prince in his historical context, Christopher Celenza captures the brilliance, risk-taking, danger, and sheer exuberant delight of the Italian Renaissance. With particular sensitivity to the precise nuances of Machiavelli's language, Celenza enables us to seize upon what continues to be relevant in his work to our own time and place.--Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Celenza's Machiavelli is a man passionately engaged in history, a scholar of the past whose interests run from the remote annals of ancient Rome to the tormented chronicles of early modern Italy, and an unflaggingly committed participant in the events of his own time. The result is a singularly humane portrait of a wise man making his way through what was often a cruel, chaotic world.--Ingrid Rowland, University of Notre Dame

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