In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captainand persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florenceretired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italyboth a brilliant portrayal of the Renaissance and a penetrating vision into the tragedy and comedy of human history in general. Sidney Alexander's readable translation and abridgment of Guicciardini's four-volume work earned the prestigious 1970 P.E.N. Club translation award. His perceptive introduction and notes add much to the understanding of Guicciardini's masterpiece.
|Publisher:||Princeton University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)|