Niccolò Machiavelli: An Intellectual Biography

byCorrado VivantiTranslated bySimon MacMichael

Paperback | October 8, 2019

Niccolò Machiavelli: An Intellectual Biography by Corrado Vivanti
Earn 130 plum® points
Prices and offers may vary in store

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $35

Not available in stores


A colorful, comprehensive, and authoritative account of Machiavelli's life and thought

This is a colorful, comprehensive, and authoritative introduction to the life and work of the Florentine statesman, writer, and political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). Corrado Vivanti, who was one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars, provides an unparalleled intellectual biography that demonstrates the close connections between Machiavelli's thought and his changing fortunes during the tumultuous Florentine republic and his subsequent exile. Vivanti's concise account covers not only Machiavelli's most famous works-The Prince, The Discourses, The Florentine Histories, and The Art of War-but also his letters, poetry, and comic dramas. While setting Machiavelli's life against a dramatic backdrop of war, crisis, and diplomatic intrigue, the book also paints a vivid human portrait of the man.

Corrado Vivanti (1928-2012) taught history at the universities of Rome, Turin, and Perugia, and was the editor of the standard edition of the complete works of Machiavelli.
Title:Niccolò Machiavelli: An Intellectual BiographyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 inShipping dimensions:280 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0 inPublished:October 8, 2019Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691196893

ISBN - 13:9780691196893

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: