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Botero, Giovanni 1540-1617

Works: 1,012 works in 2,327 publications in 6 languages and 8,900 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  World maps 
Roles: Author, aur, Dedicatee, Dedicator, Other, Translator
Classifications: JC158, 320.1
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The reason of state by Giovanni Botero( Book )

122 editions published between 1589 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niccol- Machiavelli's seminal work, The Prince, argued that a ruler could not govern morally and be successful. Giovanni Botero disputed this argument and proposed a system for the maintenance and expansion of a state that remained moral in character. Founding an anti-Machiavellian tradition that aimed to refute Machiavelli in practice, Botero is an important figure in early modern political thought, though he remains relatively unknown. His most notable work, Della ragion di Stato, first popularised the term 'reason of state' and made a significant contribution to a major political debate of the time - the perennial issue of the relationship between politics and morality - and the book became a political 'bestseller' in the late sixteenth and the seventeenth century. This translation of the 1589 volume introduces Botero to a wider Anglophone readership and extends this influential text to a modern audience of students and scholars of political thought.--
On the causes of the greatness and magnificence of cities, 1588 by Giovanni Botero( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first treatise ever written on the sociology of cities, Giovanni Botero's On the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities (1588) marked a radical departure from previous literature on urban centres. It provided a revolutionary analysis of how cities function, and of the political, economic, demographic, and geographic factors that cause their growth and decline. Noteworthy too is Botero's original use of sources in his analysis: moving beyond familiar classical and biblical references, he drew remarkable insights from reports by travelers and missionaries about cities in the non-European world, especially in China. Though seminal in the history of urban studies, On the Causes of the Greatness and Magnificence of Cities has not been available in a modern English translation until now. This edition--which includes an introduction by Geoffrey Symcox on the intellectual context within which Botero's treatise was conceived--is a must-read for anyone interested in urban life and the development of cities."--Jacket
Relations of the most famous kingdomes and common-wealths thorowout the world: : discoursing of their situations, religions, languages, manners, customes, strengths, greatnesse and policies. by Giovanni Botero( )

128 editions published between 1591 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della ragion di stato : libri dieci : con tre libri delle cause della grandezza e magnificenza delle città by Giovanni Botero( )

44 editions published between 1589 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise concerning the causes of the magnificencie and greatnes of cities : deuided into three bookes by Giovanni Botero( )

17 editions published between 1606 and 2005 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cause of the greatnesse of cities : three bookes : with certaine observations concerning the sea by Giovanni Botero( )

6 editions published in 1635 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obseruations vpon the liues of Alexander, Caesar, Scipio. Newly Englished by Giovanni Botero( )

12 editions published between 1602 and 2010 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travellers breviat by Giovanni Botero( Book )

14 editions published between 1601 and 1969 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximes d'estat militaires et politiques by Giovanni Botero( )

10 editions published between 1606 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della ragion di stato : libri dieci : con tre libri Delle cause della grandezza delle città by Giovanni Botero( )

17 editions published between 1606 and 1671 in Italian and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificencie and greatness of cities by Giovanni Botero( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detti memorabili di personaggi illustri by Giovanni Botero( Book )

47 editions published between 1608 and 1674 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'a. riporta un aneddoto di Leonardo da Vinci e del priore nel convento di S. Maria delle Grazie, dinanzi al Cenacolo
Des causes de la grandeur des villes by Giovanni Botero( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and Italian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captains (I capitani) by Giovanni Botero( Book )

20 editions published between 1607 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la raison d'État, 1589-1598 by Giovanni Botero( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Benese, Giovanni Botero

Benese, Giovanni Botero 1540-1617

Benesius, Johannes Boterius ca. 1544-1617

Benisius, Johannes 1544-1617

Benisius, Johannes ca. 1544-1617

Boter, Ian.

Boter, Jan Benesius

Boter, Johannes 1544-1617

Botere, J. 1540-1617

Boteri, Giovanni.

Boteri, Giovanni 1540-1617

Boteri, Giovanni 1544-1617

Boteri, Giovanni ca. 1544-1617

Botero Benensi, Jo 1540-1617

Botero Benes Giovanni

Botero Benes, Juan 1540-1617

Botero Benes, Juan asi 1540-1617

Botero Benese, Giovanni.

Botero Benese, Giovanni 1540-1617

Botero Benese Giovanni 1544-1617

Botero, Gio 1540-1617

Botero, Gio 1544-1617

Botero, Gio. ca. 1544-1617

Botero, Gio (Giovanni), 1540-1617

Botero, Giouanni 1540-1617

Botero, Giouanni 1544-1617

Botero, Giouanni ca. 1544-1617

Botero Giovani 1544-1617

Botero, Giovani ca. 1544-1617

Botero, Giovanni 1544-1617

Botero, Giovanni Battista.

Botero, Jean.

Botero Jean 1544-1617

Botero, John 1533-1617

Botero Juan

Botero, Juan 1544-1617

Boterus Benisius Johannes

Boterus, Ioannes 1544-1617

Boterus, Ioannes ca. 1544-1617

Boterus Joannes

Boterus, Joannes 1533-1617

Boterus Joannes 1544-1617

Boterus, Joannes ca. 1544-1617

Boterus, Joh., 1533-1617

Boterus, Johannes.

Boterus, Johannes 1533-1617

Boterus, Johannes 1540-1617

Boterus Johannes 1544-1617

Bottero, Giovanni 1540-1617

Bottero Giovanni 1544-1617

Bottero Joannes

Botterus, Ioannes

Bottherius, Johannes 1544-1617

Giovanni Botero

Giovanni Botero Italiaans presbyter (1544-1617)

Giovanni Botero Italian diplomat and academic

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Ботеро, Джованни

Джованні Ботеро

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Italian (306)

English (189)

French (29)

Latin (16)

German (5)

Spanish (1)