Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence / Edition 1

Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence / Edition 1

by Francesco Guicciardini
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521456231

ISBN-13: 9780521456234

Pub. Date: 06/09/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first English translation of Guicciardini's Dialogue on the Government of Florence, written in the 1520s. Like Machiavelli, his more famous contemporary and friend, Guicciardini rejects classical republican arguments in the name of the new political realism and acknowledges the important role of patronage and graft in contemporary politics and the…  See more details below

Overview

This is the first English translation of Guicciardini's Dialogue on the Government of Florence, written in the 1520s. Like Machiavelli, his more famous contemporary and friend, Guicciardini rejects classical republican arguments in the name of the new political realism and acknowledges the important role of patronage and graft in contemporary politics and the illegitimacy of nearly all forms of political power, arguing for the priority of state interest over private morality and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456234
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/09/1994
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Principal events in Guicciardini's life; Bibliographical note; Dialogue on the government of Florence; Preface; Book I; Book II; Appendix: selected maxims; Biographical notes; Glossary; Index of names; Index of subjects.

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