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  • Machiavelli: Selected Political Writingsby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1994; US$ 10.75

    Here are The Prince and the most important Discourses, newly translated into spare, vivid English by one of the most gifted historians of his generation. Why a new translation? "Machiavelli was never the dull, worthy, pedantic author who appears in the pages of other translations", says David Wootton in his Introduction. "In the pages... more...

  • Rousseau: The Basic Political Writingsby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 12.50

    This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987 translation of Rousseau's most important political writings, and the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War . New footnotes, headnotes, and... more...

  • Utopiaby Thomas More; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.50

    Wootton’s translation brings out the liveliness of More’s work and offers an accurate and reliable version of a masterpiece of social theory. His edition is further distinguished by the inclusion of a translation of Erasmus’s ‘The Sileni of Alcibiades,’ a work very close in sentiment to Utopia, and one immensely influential... more...

  • Bad Medicineby David Wootton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    In this controversial new account of the history of medicine, David Wootton argues that, from the fifth century BC until the 1930s, doctors actually did more harm than good, and asks just how much harm they still do today. more...

  • Paolo Sarpiby David Wootton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 33.00 US$ 27.06

    A reinterpretation of Sarpi's life as expressing a carefully thought out hostility to doctrinal religion. more...

  • The Invention of Scienceby David Wootton

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin?s Ghosts ?a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its... more...

  • The Invention of Scienceby David Wootton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 18.32

    We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was... more...

  • Doctor Faustusby Christopher Marlowe; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 7.95

    This edition of Doctor Faustus features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 A-text and the 1592 text of Marlowe's source, the English Faust Book --a translation of the best-selling Historia von Johann Fausten published in Frankfurt in 1587, which recounts the strange story of Doctor John Faustus and his... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1995; US$ 6.75

    "This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince , but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced... more...

  • Candideby Voltaire; David Wootton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    David Wootton?s scalpel-sharp translation of Candide features a brilliant Introduction, a map of Candide?s travels, and a selection of those writings of Voltaire, Leibniz, Pope and Rousseau crucial for fully appreciating this eighteenth-century satiric masterpiece that even today retains its celebrated bite. "Wootton?s edition is clearly the best... more...