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Discourses on Livy
     

Discourses on Livy

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by Niccolo Machiavelli, Julia Conaway Bondanella, Peter Bondanella
 

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Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive

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Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos.

"[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the Discourses, often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."-Peter Stothard, The Times

"Translated with painstaking accuracy-but also great readability."-Weekly Standard

"A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."-Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192839503
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/15/2003
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author

Julia Conaway Bondanella is Associate Professor of French & Italian and Associate Director of the Honors Division at Indiana University. She is Coeditor of Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists in World's Classics. Peter Bondanella is Distinguished Porfessor of Comparative Literature and Professor of Film Studies, Italian and West European Studies at Indiana University. He edited and co-translated Machiavelli's The Prince (WC).

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Discourses on Livy (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for anyone who is interested in learning about political theory and leadership. Machiavelli describes in detail of what it takes to have a successful and lasting government. If you liked Machiavelli's "the Prince" or if you are interested in learning about politics and leadership I highly recommend this book. Machiavelli uses examples from the ancient Roman republic and also examples of governments from his own time to support his theories on what is necessary to do in order to create and maintain a successful goverment. He also gives advice on how to be a successful leader and politician along with advice on how to manage war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago