Selected Political Writings: The Prince, Selections from 'The Discourses', 'Letter to Vettori'

Selected Political Writings: The Prince, Selections from 'The Discourses', 'Letter to Vettori'

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By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Edited and translated by David Wooton

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  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 229mm x 5mm | 315g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1994
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 087220247X
  • ISBN 13: 9780872202474
  • Illustrations note: 1M.
  • Sales rank: 571,192

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Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid English. Why a new translation? Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations, says David Wootton in his Introduction. In the pages that follow I have done my best to let him speak in his own voice. (And indeed, Wootton's Machiavelli does just that when the occasion demands: renderings of that most problematic of words, virtu, are in each instance followed by the Italian). Notes, a map, and an altogether remarkable Introduction no less authoritative for being grippingly readable, help make this edition an ideal first encounter with Machiavelli for any student of history and political theory.

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David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History, University of York.

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Wootton's Introduction is an excellent piece of work that offers both scholars and students a valuable guide to Machiavelli's texts. --Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University This text is perfect for providing in a single text a balanced presentation of Machiavelli's work. This works excellently in countering general perceptions of a more severe Machiavelli by those familiar only with The Prince. The selections from the Discourses are well chosen. --Brian Caza, Georgetown College The Introduction is vibrant, comprehensive and persuasive. Manages to address the needs of undergraduates while constituting an original contribution to contemporary scholarship. Bravo! --Alan Houston, University of California, San Diego