Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence

Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence

by Francesco Guicciardini
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521384508

ISBN-13: 9780521384506

Pub. Date: 06/09/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguing for the priority of state interest, like Machiavelli, his contemporary and friend, Guicciardini acknowledged the important role of patronage and graft in politics as well as the illegitimacy of nearly all forms of political power. This edition is the first English translation of his classic 1520s work.  See more details below

Overview

Arguing for the priority of state interest, like Machiavelli, his contemporary and friend, Guicciardini acknowledged the important role of patronage and graft in politics as well as the illegitimacy of nearly all forms of political power. This edition is the first English translation of his classic 1520s work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521384506
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/09/1994
Series:
Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(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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