Machiavelli and Guicciardini politics and history in sixteenth-century Florence. by Felix Gilbert

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .

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  • Florence (Italy)

Subjects:

  • Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527,
  • Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540,
  • Florence (Italy) -- History -- Historiography,
  • Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government

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LC ClassificationsDG738.13 .G5
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Paginationx, 349 p.
Number of Pages349
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Open LibraryOL5889708M
LC Control Number63023405
OCLC/WorldCa405678

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In Felix Gilbert’s skilled analysis, the figures of Niccolo Machiavelli, whose writing changed the way people think about politics, and Francesco Guicciardini, whose History of Italy is one of the first classics of modern historical writing, provide important clues to interpreting the by: In Felix Gilbert’s skilled analysis, the figures of Niccolo Machiavelli, whose writing changed the way people think about politics, and Francesco Guicciardini, whose History of Italy is one of the first classics of modern historical writing, provide important clues to interpreting the Renaissance/5(15).

The book is the result of great erudition and research; digging through governmental discussions among leading citizens, Gilbert Machiavelli and Guicciardini book together the worldview from which Machiavelli and Guicciardini sprang.5/5(1).

Machiavelli and Guicciardini politics and history in sixteenth-century Florence. by Felix Gilbert. Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J.

Written in EnglishPages:   In Felix Gilbert’s skilled analysis, the figures of Niccolo Machiavelli, whose writing changed the way people think about politics, and Francesco Guicciardini, whose History of Italy is one of the first classics of modern historical Machiavelli and Guicciardini book, provide important clues to interpreting the : Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. The Description for this book, Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth-Century Florence, will be forthcoming.

Publisher: Princeton University Press ISBN: You may also be interested in. Francesco Guicciardini was a famous Italian Statesman, living in the late 15th century and early 16th century. He was a friend (but also a critic) of Niccolo Machiavelli.

He was born to elite family, one of 11 children, in Florence in His Ricordi is a /5. Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and the Papal State. The eight centuries of Italian literature, starting with St. Francis of Assisi, Jacopone da Todi and Dante, are strewn with major and lesser writers who show a lively interest in Christian values and in the Roman Catholic church, which claims to be the standard-bearer and promotor of such values.

The days of Florentine republican freedom were over. During these years, Florence produced two of the keenest political observers and political thinkers of all time, Niccol Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini. Their work provides the best commentary on Italian politics of the Renaissance.

NICCOL MACHIAVELLI (). The three books under review are magnificent introductions to the history of the era and to the life and political thought of Machiavelli (), an.

Both books were first published only after Machiavelli’s death, the Discourses on Livy in and The Prince in They are distinguished from his other works by the fact that in the dedicatory letter to each he says that it contains everything he knows.

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- call We know it's hard to get through. Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (/ ˌ m æ k i ə ˈ v ɛ l i /, also US: / ˌ m ɑː k-/; Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May – 21 June ) was an Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher and writer, best known for The Prince (Il Principe), written in He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy or political : 3 MayFlorence, Republic of Florence.

Machiavelli and Guicciardini: politics and history in sixteenth-century Florence. by Felix Gilbert; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Historiography, History; Places: Florence (Italy); People: Niccolò Machiavelli (), Francesco Guicciardini (), Francesco Guicciardini, Niccolo Machiavelli ().

This chapter analyzes Niccolo Machiavelli's “Discourses,” his masterpiece of political and historical reflection. It explains that while the work is about Livy's History of Rome, it is seldom read in a historiographical context.

It discusses Machiavelli's practice of mining history of notable examples with little regard for the niceties of time and highlights Francesco Guicciardini's Author: Mark Salber Phillips. Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth-century Florence Gilbert, Felix Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J.

The Hardcover of the The Sweetness Of Power: Machiavelli'S Discourses And Guicciardini'S Consideration by Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini | at B&N OutletMembershipEducatorsGift CardsStores & EventsHelp Bn-logo_x47 AllBooksNOOK BooksNOOKTextbooksNewsstandTeensKidsToysGames & CollectiblesGift, Home & Pages: Francesco Guicciardini (Italian: [franˈtʃesko ɡwittʃarˈdiːni]; 6 March – 22 May ) was an Italian historian and statesman.A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian his masterpiece, The History of Italy, Guicciardini paved the way for a new style in historiography with his use of government Born: 6 MarchFlorence, Republic of Florence.

Guicciardini, Francesco. [] “Considerations of the Discourses of Niccolò Machiavelli.” In The Sweetness of Power: Machiavelli's Discourses and Guicciardini's Considerations, ed. and trans. James B. Atkinson and David Sices. DeKalb, Author: John P.

McCormick. MACHIAVELLI AND GUICCIARDINI MACHIAVELLI AND GUICCIARDINI In the third volume of his work on "Le Machiav6lisme", published inCharles Benoist deals with "le machiav6lisme apres Machiavel,"' devoting six chapters of his book to a discussion of the relation between Machiavelli and Guicciardini and endeavouring to prove that Guicciardini was.

The question of order inspired two of the greatest political thinkers of the Renaissance--Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini, whose major works on the nature of government are linked in an authoritative new translation. Political adversaries but nonetheless friends, Machiavelli and Guicciardini both reflected on ancient Rome and refined their conceptions of.

Niccolò Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and sixteenth-century theorists of “reason of state” may be regarded as the initiators of a tradition of political thinking very distant from and even opposite to natural law doctrines.

However, the distance and opposition of each with respect to natural law were different in content. Machiavelli wrote his Discourses in exile from Florence after the fall of the republican government he had served and to whose principles of order and rule by law he remained committed.

Guicciardini, who flourished under the Medici rule, thoughtfully challenged Machiavelli's concept of government in his Considerations.". Whitfield, J. H., Discourses on Machiavelli (Cambridge, ), ch. 5 (’The case of Guicciardini’).

This is a long, favourable review of Ridolfi’s biography, in which Whitfield makes comparisons between Guicciardini and Machiavelli. Google Scholar. The Grandma thinks that reading Guicciardini, and especially Machiavelli, can help us to understand how policy works nowadays, not very different from some centuries wants more power and it is a decision of the population to decide how much power must have the governments.

She thinks that power to the people, to the 99%.Author: The Grandma. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Spirito, Ugo, Machiavelli e Guicciardini.

Roma, Edizioni Leonardo, (OCoLC) Named Person. Francesco Guicciardini (Italian: ; 6 March – 22 May ) was an Italian historian and statesman.A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian his masterpiece, The History of Italy, Guicciardini paved the way for a new style in historiography with his use of government sources to support arguments.

The Originality of Machiavelli THERE is something surprising about the sheer number of inter- pretations of Machiavelli's political 0pinions.l There exist, even now, over a score of leading theories of how to interpret The Prince and The Discourses - apart from a cloud of subsidiary views and e Size: KB.

Book Overview The question of order inspired two of the greatest political thinkers of the Renaissance--Niccol\u00f2 Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini, whose major works on the nature of government are linked in an authoritative new translation.

Get this from a library. The sweetness of power: Machiavelli's Discourses & Guicciardini's Considerations. [Niccolò Machiavelli; James B Atkinson; David Sices; Francesco Guicciardini] -- "The political ideas of two of the greatest writers of the Renaissance - Niccolo Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini - meet head to head in The Sweetness of Power.

Abstract. Strangely, philosophy has not given Francesco Guicciardini the same attention that Niccolò Machiavelli has received, although they both, from different perspectives and diverse backgrounds, focused their work on the very same object: the search for a way to establish in Florence a “well-structured and well-ordered regime that enjoyed genuine liberty”.

(All the states, all the dominions that have had or still have power over men, were and still are either republics or principalities.) (Niccolo Machiavelli, Il Principe, ) Machiavelli and his pernicious book More and his imaginary island Erasmus and Guicciardini Table of.

Political Ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and Thomas Hobbes The sections that I will be presenting 74, and I will discuss the political ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, and Thomas Hobbes during the time of Florence Republic. Machiavelli’s younger contemporary Francesco Guicciardini (–) shared some of Machiavelli’s attitudes but not his rationale for studying history.

“It is most fallacious,” he wrote, “to judge by examples; because unless these be in all respects parallel they. De Sanctis paints Guicciardini, born 6 Marchas an opportunistic quisling, calling his Memoirs “the corruption of Italy codified and raised to the rule of life,” and points out that while both Machiavelli and Guiccardini believed in a united Italy and freedom for the Italian people, Machiavelli was willing to put his life on the line.

Pocock’s book abounds in paradoxes and convoluted arguments. It is often brilliant and erudite, and its central section—on Florentine republican thought from towherein we are treated to careful and suggestive analyses of aspects of the political thought of Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Gianotti and Contarini—contains extremely.

But Castigilone is, I think, addressing the same issues that Machiavelli and Guicciardini are addressing, but in a different way. The Book of the Courtier is not just a courtesy book.

The world is full of courtesy books—like Della Casa’s Galateo which I edited and translated. Machiavelli's most famous political work, The Prince, was a masterful act of political deception.I argue that Machiavelli's intention was a republican one: to undo Lorenzo de Medici by giving him advice that would jeopardize his power, hasten his overthrow, and allow for the resurgence of the Florentine by: The Sweetness of Power: Machiavelli's Discourses and Guicciardini's Considerations (1st Edition) by Niccolo Machiavelli, Francesco Guicciardini, James B.

Atkinson (Translator), David Sices (Translator), Niccolò Machiavelli, Professor David Sices, David (Trn) Sices Paperback, Pages, Published ISBN X / X ISBN Book Edition: 1st Edition. The Machiavellian Moment is a classic study of the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness of the ideal of the classical republic revived by Machiavelli and other thinkers of Renaissance Italy.

J.G.A. Pocock suggests that Machiavelli's prime emphasis was on the moment in which the republic confronts the problem of its own instability in time, and which he Cited by: Felix Gilbert’s seminal book on the politics of the chaotic period between the first expulsion of the Medici from Florence to their second expulsion, Machiavelli and Guicciardini, argues that Machiavelli had learned about the “crucial importance of force in politics” [35] in the twenty years since the appearance of French and Spanish.It is precisely with the emergence of history as we know it today that Professor Gilbert’s important book is concerned.

It is centered on Machiavelli and Guicciardini and is divided into two parts, the first concerned with politics, the second with history. It is Professor Gilbert’s theme that the two were inseparable in the period.

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