The Life of Castruccio Castracani

Niccolo Machiavelli (Author) J.G. Nichols (Translator)
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Rising from humble beginnings as a foundling, Castruccio Castracani came to prominence as one of the most powerful and shrewd warlords in Italy. Indeed, Machiavelli argues, so great was his vigour and charisma that - had he not been prevented by his untimely death - he might have surpassed in fame the great generals of antiquity and brought all the territories of Italy under his sole dominion.

Written in Machiavelli's characteristically lucid and terse style, Life of Castruccio Castracani is not only a key text in understanding the development of the author's ideas on leadership and good statesmanship that would find fuller expression in The Prince, but also a revealing account of the political ferment and fractious factionalism of fourteenth-century Italy.

This edition is accompanied by selected passages from Machiavelli's Florentine Histories and a detailed map with historical notes.

Product Details

Price
£5.99  £5.57
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Publish Date
26 March 2020
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781847498328

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