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Machiavelli : a renaissance life, Joseph Markulin

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Machiavelli : a renaissance life
Title
Machiavelli
Title remainder
a renaissance life
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Joseph Markulin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of fifteenth-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavelli's rise from young boy to controversial political thinker. The often-vilified Renaissance politico and author of The Prince comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant. Author Joseph Markulin presents Machiavelli's life as a true adventure story, replete with violence, treachery, heroism, betrayal, sex, bad popes, noble outlaws, deformed kings, menacing Turks, even more menacing Lutherans, unscrupulous astrologers, untrustworthy dentists--and, of course, forbidden love. While sharing the stage with Florence's Medici family, the nefarious and perhaps incestuous Borgias, the artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the doomed prophet Savonarola, Machiavelli is imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately abandoned. Nevertheless, he remains the sworn enemy of tyranny and a tireless champion of freedom and the republican form of government. Out of the cesspool that was Florentine Renaissance politics, only one name is still uttered today--that of Niccolo Machiavelli. This mesmerizing, vividly told story will show you why his fame endures"--
Summary
"This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of fifteenth-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavelli's rise from young boy to controversial political thinker. The often-vilified Renaissance politico and author of The Prince comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant. Author Joseph Markulin presents Machiavelli's life as a true adventure story, replete with violence, treachery, heroism, betrayal, sex, bad popes, noble outlaws, deformed kings, menacing Turks, even more menacing Lutherans, unscrupulous astrologers, untrustworthy dentists--and, of course, forbidden love. While sharing the stage with Florence's Medici family, the nefarious and perhaps incestuous Borgias, the artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the doomed prophet Savonarola, Machiavelli is imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately abandoned. Nevertheless, he remains the sworn enemy of tyranny and a tireless champion of freedom and the republican form of government. Out of the cesspool that was Florentine Renaissance politics, only one name is still uttered today--that of Niccolo Machiavelli. This mesmerizing, vividly told story will show you why his fame endures"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10223661
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DLC
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1951-
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Markulin, Joseph
Dewey number
  • 320.1092
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Machiavelli, Niccolᯬ
  • Intellectuals
  • Political scientists
  • Authors, Italian
  • Statesmen
  • Statesmen
  • Intellectuals
  • Political scientists
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
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a Renaissance life
Label
Machiavelli : a renaissance life, Joseph Markulin
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9781616148058.jpg
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volume
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text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 A Boyhood at the Summit of Western Civilization -- 1.Carp, Artichokes, Black Beans, White Beans -- 2.The Devil's Ass---and the Angel's Thousand Black Teeth -- 3.An Ambush and an Apparition -- 4.The Archbishop of Outlaws -- 5.The Jewess -- 6.In the Ghetto -- 7.A Witch Hunt -- 8.A Guide for the Perplexed -- 9.The Handkerchief -- pt. 2 The Prophet -- 10.Balls! Balls! Balls! -- 11.At the Tyrant's Deathbed -- 12.Tavern Talk, Then Church and an Arresting Sermon -- 13.Revolution in the Streets, Politics in the Monastery -- 14.A Mysterious Frenchman and a Dental Procedure -- 15.Son of the Spider -- 16.Amazon on the Ramparts -- 17.The Bombadiers -- 18.A Miraculous Delivery -- 19.The City of God on Earth -- 20.The Prophet Dishonored and a Final Interview -- pt. 3 The Antichrist and His Extended Family -- 21.The New Pope Enjoys Bullfights -- 22.An Embassy to the Amazon Queen -- 23.All Hail Caesar! -- 24.The Subtleties of Spanish Hospitality --
  • Contents note continued: 25.The Third Marriage of the Whore of Babylon -- 26.A Honeymoon of Sorts: Caviar and Conspiracy -- 27.Niccolo Meets a Famous Artist and Caesar Arranges a Peace Conference -- 28.Into the Sink of Iniquity -- 29.The Hospital for Incurable Diseases -- 30.A Voyage to the New World and Last Respects to a Departed Pontiff -- 31.Two More Popes, Another Famous Artist and a Recumbent Caesar -- pt. 4 Lessons in Civil Government -- 32.The War with Pisa 1: Scientific Advances -- 33.Clogs -- 34.The Black Death Spawns a Family Fortune; Niccolo Goes to Germany and Suffers Abdominal Pains -- 35.The War with Pisa 2: Corruption in High Places -- 36.Politics, Compromise, and Revenge -- 37.A Dinner Party -- 38.Confusing News from Rome -- 39.The War with Pisa 3: Conclusion -- 40.An Anonymous Denunciation, a Pope Rampant and a Rat King -- 41.The Gonfaloniere Abdicates Eggs and Pudding Are Consumed -- 42.Boiling Lead -- pt. 5 Wheel of Fortune --
  • Contents note continued: 43.A Lean Christmas and a Fat New Pope -- 44.A Perfumed Progress and the Garden of Earthly Delights -- 45.A Person on His Way Up: Niccolo Gathers Disciples -- 46.Enthroned in a Privy, Niccolo Receives Important Messages; A Dutchman Is Elected Pope -- 47.Amid the Clamor of Lutherans, Niccolo Visits the Little Sparrow in Florence and Sees a Startling Cartoon in Rome -- 48.An Artist's Model, a Lottery Ticket, and Big, Blue Pills -- 49.Liqueur for a Lickspittle
Control code
000051759514
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
720 pages
Isbn
9781616148058
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Machiavelli : a renaissance life, Joseph Markulin
Link
9781616148058.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 A Boyhood at the Summit of Western Civilization -- 1.Carp, Artichokes, Black Beans, White Beans -- 2.The Devil's Ass---and the Angel's Thousand Black Teeth -- 3.An Ambush and an Apparition -- 4.The Archbishop of Outlaws -- 5.The Jewess -- 6.In the Ghetto -- 7.A Witch Hunt -- 8.A Guide for the Perplexed -- 9.The Handkerchief -- pt. 2 The Prophet -- 10.Balls! Balls! Balls! -- 11.At the Tyrant's Deathbed -- 12.Tavern Talk, Then Church and an Arresting Sermon -- 13.Revolution in the Streets, Politics in the Monastery -- 14.A Mysterious Frenchman and a Dental Procedure -- 15.Son of the Spider -- 16.Amazon on the Ramparts -- 17.The Bombadiers -- 18.A Miraculous Delivery -- 19.The City of God on Earth -- 20.The Prophet Dishonored and a Final Interview -- pt. 3 The Antichrist and His Extended Family -- 21.The New Pope Enjoys Bullfights -- 22.An Embassy to the Amazon Queen -- 23.All Hail Caesar! -- 24.The Subtleties of Spanish Hospitality --
  • Contents note continued: 25.The Third Marriage of the Whore of Babylon -- 26.A Honeymoon of Sorts: Caviar and Conspiracy -- 27.Niccolo Meets a Famous Artist and Caesar Arranges a Peace Conference -- 28.Into the Sink of Iniquity -- 29.The Hospital for Incurable Diseases -- 30.A Voyage to the New World and Last Respects to a Departed Pontiff -- 31.Two More Popes, Another Famous Artist and a Recumbent Caesar -- pt. 4 Lessons in Civil Government -- 32.The War with Pisa 1: Scientific Advances -- 33.Clogs -- 34.The Black Death Spawns a Family Fortune; Niccolo Goes to Germany and Suffers Abdominal Pains -- 35.The War with Pisa 2: Corruption in High Places -- 36.Politics, Compromise, and Revenge -- 37.A Dinner Party -- 38.Confusing News from Rome -- 39.The War with Pisa 3: Conclusion -- 40.An Anonymous Denunciation, a Pope Rampant and a Rat King -- 41.The Gonfaloniere Abdicates Eggs and Pudding Are Consumed -- 42.Boiling Lead -- pt. 5 Wheel of Fortune --
  • Contents note continued: 43.A Lean Christmas and a Fat New Pope -- 44.A Perfumed Progress and the Garden of Earthly Delights -- 45.A Person on His Way Up: Niccolo Gathers Disciples -- 46.Enthroned in a Privy, Niccolo Receives Important Messages; A Dutchman Is Elected Pope -- 47.Amid the Clamor of Lutherans, Niccolo Visits the Little Sparrow in Florence and Sees a Startling Cartoon in Rome -- 48.An Artist's Model, a Lottery Ticket, and Big, Blue Pills -- 49.Liqueur for a Lickspittle
Control code
000051759514
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
720 pages
Isbn
9781616148058
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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