Niccolò Machiavelli And His Times Volume 4

Paperback | July 6, 2012

byPasquale Villari

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. The "Art of War.' We have already noted that it was during these years in Florence that Machiavelli wrote the seven books of the Art of War. They were dedicated to Lorenzo di Fillipo Strozzi, who had introduced the author to the Medici family, and are in the form of dialogues supposed to be held in the Oricellarii Gardens between Cosimo Rucellai, Fabrizio Colonna, Zanobi Buondelmonti, Battista della Palla, and Luigi Alamanni, during the year 1516, after Colonna's return to Florence at the close of the Lombard war. Nevertheless, it is clear that this work was written some years later, for in the opening pages the author speaks of the death of Cosimo Rucellai, which certainly did not take place before 1519. The book was probably finished in 1520. In fact, on the 17th November of that year, Filippo dei Nerli, in writing to Machiavelli, tells him that he has not yet received either the Life of Castruccio, or the work De re militari, Passerini, in his Gencalogia e Storia della famiglia Rucellai (Florence, Cellini, 1861), states that Cosimo was born in 1495 and died about 1520. But in his Curiosita storico-artistiche, both at pp. 69 and 71, he gives the year 1519 as the date of his death. and makes special complaint of not possessing the latter, because Cardinal de' Medici also wished to read it. The Art of War, at all events, was already published in Florence by the 16th August, I52i.f In the same way that the Prince is only an amplification of certain ideas already sketched out in the Discourses, so the Art of War explains in detail all that was briefly mentioned in the same regarding the method of disciplining armies and leading them into action. These three works, in short, being all governed by the same conception, might easily be...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. The "Art of War.' We have already noted that it was during these years in Florence that Machiavelli wrote...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217518648

ISBN - 13:9780217518642

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