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The Resource Machiavelli : a portrait, Christopher S. Celenza

Machiavelli : a portrait, Christopher S. Celenza

Label
Machiavelli : a portrait
Title
Machiavelli
Title remainder
a portrait
Statement of responsibility
Christopher S. Celenza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Machiavellian', used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless is never meant as a compliment. But the man whose name became shorthand for all that is ugly in politics was more engaging and nuanced than his reputation suggests. Christopher S. Celenza's 'Machiavelli: a portrait' removes the varnish of centuries to reveal not only the hardnosed political philosopher but the skilled diplomat, learned commentator on ancient history, comic playwright, tireless letter writer, and thwarted lover. Machiavelli's hometown was the epicenter of the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century, a place of unparalleled artistic and intellectual attainments. But Florence was also riven by extraordinary violence. War and public executions were commonplace. Machiavelli himself was imprisoned and brutally tortured at the behest of his own government. These experiences left a deep impression on this keen observer of power politics, whose two masterpieces 'The Prince' and 'The discourses' draw everywhere on the hard-won wisdom gained from navigating a treacherous world. But like many of Machiavelli's fellow Florentines, he also immersed himself in the Latin language and wisdom of authors from the classical past. And for all of Machiavelli's indifference to religion, vestiges of Christianity remained in his thought, especially the hope for a redeemer, a prince, who would provide the stability so rare in Machiavelli s worldly experience
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10403844
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Celenza, Christopher S.
Dewey number
320.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JC143.M4
LC item number
C38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Machiavelli, Niccolo.
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Statemen
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a portrait
Label
Machiavelli : a portrait, Christopher S. Celenza
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000053795994
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780674416123
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028103
Other control number
YBP12130907
System control number
(OCoLC)893709465
Label
Machiavelli : a portrait, Christopher S. Celenza
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000053795994
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780674416123
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028103
Other control number
YBP12130907
System control number
(OCoLC)893709465

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