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The Resource The sweetness of power : Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations, translated by James V. Atkinson and David Sices

The sweetness of power : Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations, translated by James V. Atkinson and David Sices

Label
The sweetness of power : Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations
Title
The sweetness of power
Title remainder
Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations
Statement of responsibility
translated by James V. Atkinson and David Sices
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "The political ideas of two of the greatest writers of the Renaissance - Niccolo Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini - meet head to head in The Sweetness of Power. Machiavelli wrote his Discourses in exile from Florence after the fall of the republican government he had served and to whose principles of order and rule by law he remained committed. Guicciardini, who flourished under the Medici rule, thoughtfully challenged Machiavelli's concept of government in his Considerations."
  • "Both Machiavelli and Guicciardini looked to the past to understand the present. In his Discourses on the First Decade of Livy, Machiavelli examined Roman history in order to identify its underlying political principles. Guicciardini, who would go on from a career in politics to write his monumental History of Italy, tended to look at the motives of the people who shaped history. Reflecting on ancient Rome, both thinkers refined their conceptions of government with an eye to the political turmoil of their own Florence." "Based on the definitive Italian editions and including extensive explanatory notes, The Sweetness of Power re-creates a fascinating conflict that helped to shape the history of western political thought."--Jacket
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  • DLC
  • DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1469-1527
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Machiavelli, Niccolò
Dewey number
937
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JC143
LC item number
.M33 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1483-1540
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Atkinson, James B.
  • Sices, David
  • Guicciardini, Francesco
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Livy
  • Ab urbe condita (Livius)
  • Politieke ideeën
Label
The sweetness of power : Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations, translated by James V. Atkinson and David Sices
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-443) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Niccolo Machiavelli's: Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy
  • Francesco Guicciardini's: Considerations of the Discourses of Niccolo Machiavelli
Control code
48092241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 466 pages
Isbn
9780875802886
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)48092241
Label
The sweetness of power : Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations, translated by James V. Atkinson and David Sices
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [439]-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Niccolo Machiavelli's: Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy
  • Francesco Guicciardini's: Considerations of the Discourses of Niccolo Machiavelli
Control code
48092241
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 466 pages
Isbn
9780875802886
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001052184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)48092241

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