The History of Italy / Edition 1

The History of Italy / Edition 1

by Francesco Guicciardini
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691008000

ISBN-13: 9780691008004

Pub. Date: 06/01/1984

Publisher: Princeton University Press

In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captain--and persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florence--retired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy--both a brilliant

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In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captain--and persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florence--retired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy--both a brilliant portrayal of the Renaissance and a penetrating vision into the tragedy and comedy of human history in general. Sidney Alexander's readable translation and abridgment of Guicciardini's four-volume work earned the prestigious 1970 P.E.N. Club translation award. His perceptive introduction and notes add much to the understanding of Guicciardini's masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691008004
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1984
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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