Overview

In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli?s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli?s contribution to Western political theory.
The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter ...
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Overview

In the four and a half centuries since Machiavelli’s death, no single and unanimously accepted interpretation of his ideas has succeeded in imposing itself upon the lively debate over the meaning of his works. Yet there has never been any doubt about the fundamental importance of Machiavelli’s contribution to Western political theory.
The Portable Machiavelli brings together the complete texts of The Prince, Belfagor, and Castruccio Castracani, newly translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa especially for this volume. In addition, the editors include an abridged version of The Discourses; a play, The Mandrake Root, in its entirety; seven private letters; and selections from The Art of War and The History of Florence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101128091
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/25/1979
  • Series: Portable Library
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 314,427
  • File size: 477 KB

Meet the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.



Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism. He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli.



Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism. He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli.



Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.
Mark Musa is a professor at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. A former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, Musa is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante's Divine Comedy.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: An Essay on Machiavelli
Note and Acknowlegments
Machiavelli: A Selective Bibliography of Translations, Editions and Criticisms
The Private Letters
The Prince
The Discourses (abridged)
A Fable: Belfagor, The Devil Who Took a Wife
The Mandrake Root
From The Art of War
The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca
From The History of Florence

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    A well organized display of Machiavellian Thought

    This book includes letters, The Prince (also a letter, technically), a very entertaining play (The Mandrake Root), and just about anything else for the new Machiavelli student, or the historian looking for a compliation of easy references.

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    Posted April 24, 2002

    this book was WACk

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