Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings

by Niccolo Machiavelli, David Wootton

Series: Hackett Classics

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  • 1603846948
  • 9780872202474
  • 9781603846943
  • 9781603845380

Here are The Prince and the most important of the Discourses newly translated into spare, vivid English. 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 that follow I have done my best to let him speak in his own voice. (And indeed, Wootton’s Machiavelli does just that when the occasion demands: renderings of that most problematic of words, virtu, are in each instance followed by the Italian). Notes, a map, and an altogether remarkable Introduction no less authoritative for being grippingly readable, help make this edition an ideal first encounter with Machiavelli for any student of history and political theory.


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; October 1994
  • ISBN: 9781603846943
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  • Title: Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Author: Niccolo Machiavelli; David Wootton (ed.)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603846948
  • 9780872202474
  • 9781603846943
  • 9781603845380