Selected Political Writings: The Prince Selections from The Discourses Letter to Vettori / Edition 1

Selected Political Writings: The Prince Selections from The Discourses Letter to Vettori / Edition 1

by Niccolo Machiavelli, David (Translator) Wootton
     
 

ISBN-10: 087220247X

ISBN-13: 9780872202474

Pub. Date: 10/01/1994

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid English. Why a new translation? Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations, says David Wootton in his Introduction. In the pages that follow I have done my best to let him speak in his own voice. (And

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Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid English. Why a new translation? Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations, says David Wootton in his Introduction. In the pages that follow I have done my best to let him speak in his own voice. (And indeed, Wootton’s Machiavelli does just that when the occasion demands: renderings of that most problematic of words, virtu, are in each instance followed by the Italian). Notes, a map, and an altogether remarkable Introduction no less authoritative for being grippingly readable, help make this edition an ideal first encounter with Machiavelli for any student of history and political theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202474
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Hackett Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
186,070
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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