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The Resource Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Label
Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli
Title
Niccolò's smile
Title remainder
a biography of Machiavelli
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In Niccolo's Smile, Maurizio Viroli brings to life the fascinating writer who was the founder of modern political thought. Niccolo Machiavelli's works on the theory and practice of statecraft are classics, but Viroli suggests that his greatest accomplishment is his robust philosophy of life - his deep beliefs about how one should conduct oneself as a modern citizen in a republic, as a responsible family member, as a good person. On these subjects Machiavelli wrote no books; the text of his philosophy is his life itself, a life that was filled with paradox, uncertainty, and tragic drama."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 945/.5106/092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG738.14.M2
LC item number
V7413 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0c1p7-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262) and index
Contents
  • A Great Idea, Perhaps Too Great
  • The Envy of the Florentines and a Warrior Pope
  • The Mission to the Emperor's Court and the Conquest of Pisa
  • The Gathering Storm
  • The Death of a Republic
  • Tragedy and Laughter
  • To Seem Alive
  • The Prince and Niccolo's Love Affairs
  • The Comedy of Life
  • The Flavor of History
  • The Mask and the Face
  • Stories of Monks, Hell, and Devils
  • Niccolo's Last Loves
  • In the Palazzo Vecchio and in the Field, for the Last Time
  • To Love One's Native City More Than One's Own Soul
  • Events That Left Their Mark
  • The Birth of the Republic and the Death of the Prophet
  • A Very Special Secretary
  • Broader Horizons
  • A Furious Wife and an Unsettling Duke
  • The Great Theater of Politics
  • History Teaches Those Who Wish to Learn
Control code
1376203
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 271 p.
Isbn
9780374221874
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00029380
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43641417
  • (OCoLC)43641417
Label
Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0c1p7-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262) and index
Contents
  • A Great Idea, Perhaps Too Great
  • The Envy of the Florentines and a Warrior Pope
  • The Mission to the Emperor's Court and the Conquest of Pisa
  • The Gathering Storm
  • The Death of a Republic
  • Tragedy and Laughter
  • To Seem Alive
  • The Prince and Niccolo's Love Affairs
  • The Comedy of Life
  • The Flavor of History
  • The Mask and the Face
  • Stories of Monks, Hell, and Devils
  • Niccolo's Last Loves
  • In the Palazzo Vecchio and in the Field, for the Last Time
  • To Love One's Native City More Than One's Own Soul
  • Events That Left Their Mark
  • The Birth of the Republic and the Death of the Prophet
  • A Very Special Secretary
  • Broader Horizons
  • A Furious Wife and an Unsettling Duke
  • The Great Theater of Politics
  • History Teaches Those Who Wish to Learn
Control code
1376203
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xv, 271 p.
Isbn
9780374221874
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00029380
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm43641417
  • (OCoLC)43641417

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