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    DescriptionIDiscourses on Livy (1531) is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, The Prince. Equally controversial, it reveals his fundamental preference for a republican state. Comparing the practice of the ancient Romans with that of his contemporaries provided Machiavelli with a consistent point of view in all his works. Machiavelli's close analysis of Livy's history of Rome led him to advance his most original and outspoken view of politics - the belief that a healthy body politic was characterized by social friction and conflict rather than by rigid stability. His discussion of conspiracies in Discourses on Livy is one of the most sophisticated treatments of archetypal political upheaval every written. In an age of increasing political absolutism, Machiavelli's theories became a dangerous ideology. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Discourses on Livy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella, Translated by Peter Bondanella
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199555550
    ISBN 10: 0199555559
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    DC22: 320.01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, POL010000
    DC22: 937
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JPA, NHDA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    ...a great author requires a careful translator; and it is befitting for Conaway Bondanella and Bondanella, in presenting a text translated from Italian to English, to assert that Machiavelli has been misunderstood because of poor translations. Sixteenth Century Journal