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|Named Person:||Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Niccolò Machiavelli; James B Atkinson; David Sices
|Description:||xxix, 621 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||[Niccolò Machiavelli] ; translated and edited by James B. Atkinson and David Sices.|
The correspondence offers valuable insight into the origins of Machiavelli's ideas on history, politics, literature, and society and the social context from which his achievements arose. Often his correspondence served as a testing ground for ideas he developed more fully in his writing. While the letters taken together show Machiavelli both living within and transcending his own time, on a more intimate level they reveal the human element that helped to shape his thought. Machiavelli emerges as an individual with multifaceted capabilities and a multitude of roles, among them devoted humanist, political analyst, shrewd rhetorician, and practical joker.
- Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527. -- Correspondence.
- Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737.
- Intellectuals -- Italy -- Correspondence.
- Statesmen -- Italy -- Correspondence.
- Authors, Italian -- 16th century -- Correspondence.
- Machiavelli, Niccolò
- Authors, Italian -- 16th century -- Correspondence
- Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737
- Intellectuals -- Italy -- Correspondence
- Machiavelli, Niccolò -- 1469-1527 -- Correspondence
- Statesmen -- Italy -- Correspondence