The Portable Machiavelli

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The Portable Machiavelli

by Niccolo Machiavelli
Editor Peter Bondanella
Translated by Peter Bondanella

Penguin Books | January 1, 1979 | Trade Paperback

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In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory. The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 7.84 × 5.16 × 0.99 in

Published: January 1, 1979

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140150927

ISBN - 13: 9780140150926

Found in: Essays and Letters
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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The Portable Machiavelli

by Niccolo Machiavelli
Editor Peter Bondanella
Translated by Peter Bondanella

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 576 pages, 7.84 × 5.16 × 0.99 in

Published: January 1, 1979

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140150927

ISBN - 13: 9780140150926

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Essay on Machiavelli
Note and Acknowlegments
Machiavelli: A Selective Bibliography of Translations, Editions and Criticisms
The Private Letters
The Prince
The Discourses (abridged)
A Fable: Belfagor, The Devil Who Took a Wife
The Mandrake Root
From The Art of War
The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca
From The History of Florence

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In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory. The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

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In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory.The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

About the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama. Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy . Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism . He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli . Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy . Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism . He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli . Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dant
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