The Portable Machiavelli

Paperback | January 25, 1979

byNiccolo MachiavelliEditorPeter BondanellaTranslated byPeter Bondanella

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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.T...

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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.T...

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 Gu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 7.76 × 5.08 × 0.96 inPublished:January 25, 1979Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140150927

ISBN - 13:9780140150926

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

The Portable Machiavelli - Edited and Translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa 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