Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power

Paperback | November 3, 2009

byRoss King

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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Machiavelli is a superb portrait of the brilliant and revolutionary political philosopher—history’s most famous theorist of “warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed”—and the age he embodied. Ross King, the New York Times bestselling author of Brunelleschi’s Dome, argues that the author of The Prince was a far more complex and sympathetic character than is often portrayed.

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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Machiavelli is a superb portrait of the brilliant and revolutionary political philosopher—history’s most famous theorist of “warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed”—and the age he embodied. Ross King, the New York Times bestselling author of Brunelleschi’s Dome, argues that the author of The ...

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The author of The Prince—his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written—Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as th...

Ross King is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersMichelangelo and the Pope's CeilingandBrunelleschi's Domeas well as several novels. Born and raised in Canada, he lives outside Oxford, England.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061768928

ISBN - 13:9780061768927

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