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Machiavelli: Selected Political Writings (Hackett Classics)

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Wootton's Introduction is an excellent piece of work that offers both scholars and students a valuable guide to Machiavelli's texts. --Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University



This text is perfect for providing in a single text a balanced presentation of Machiavelli's work. This works excellently in countering general perceptions of a more severe Machiavelli by those familiar only with The Prince. The selections from the Discourses are well chosen. --Brian Caza, Georgetown College



The Introduction is vibrant, comprehensive and persuasive. Manages to address the needs of undergraduates while constituting an original contribution to contemporary scholarship. Bravo! --Alan Houston, University of California, San Diego

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
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Product Details

  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (October 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087220247X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0872202474
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Machiavelli certainly has a bad reputation, it seems. I was curious to see what all of the fuss was about. I definitely have a different view than most regarding the style Machiavelli writes. He seems more like a realist than an advocate for evil. These writings are expertly organized and history is provided which helps to put the writings into the perspective of the times.
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I had to buy this translation for a class and while it is serviceable I already own a better translation and I'm sure there are many other options that have clearer writing.
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Managed to get the exact book that my professor wanted me to so this was a good description. Exactly what you pay for and at a decent price.
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An organized approach to reading the philosopher.
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The Prince is a book everyone should read in order to understand how many kings and rulers who followed his philosphies drew their inpsiration from.
Discources is simply outstanding. It will give you a deep appreciation of not only this man's erudition, but also of his great mind.
All this for under 10 dollars! What are you waiting for?
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