An Unlikely Prince: The Life And Times Of Machiavelli

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An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli

In this compelling new biography, historian Niccolò Capponi frees Machiavelli (1469–1527) from centuries of misinterpretation. Exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, where Machiavelli lived, Capponi reveals the man behind the legend. A complex portrait of Machiavelli emerges—at once a brilliantly skillful diplomat and a woefully inept liar; a sharp thinker and an impractical dreamer; a hardnosed powerbroker and a risk-taking gambler; a calculating propagandist and an imprudent jokester.Capponi's intimate portrait of Machiavelli reveals his behavior as utterly un-Machiavellian, his vision of the world as limited by his very provincial outlook. In the end, Machiavelli was frustrated by his own political failures and utterly baffled by the success of his book The Prince.

Specifications of An Unlikely Prince: The Life and Times of Machiavelli

GENERAL
AuthorNiccolo Capponi
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-10030681756X
ISBN-139780306817564
PublisherDa Capo Press
Number Of Pages360
Publication Date2010-06-29
DIMENSIONS
Height1.2 inch.
Length9 inch.
Width6.36 inch.
Weight1.2 pounds.

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