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Publisher Description

The author of The Prince—his controversial handbook on power, which is one of the most influential books ever written—Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was no prince himself. Born to an established middle-class family, Machiavelli worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of bawdy plays and poems. In this discerning new biography, Ross King rescues Machiavelli's legacy from caricature, detailing the vibrant political and social context that influenced his thought and underscoring the humanity of one of history's finest political thinkers.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
722.1
KB

Customer Reviews

Choronzonon ,

Amazing and interesting

King turns this pivotal figure of history from a handy bugbear into a fascinating personality. Highly readable, engaging, and well-researched. Truly one of the best written biographies I have ever read.

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