Summary: A charismatic warlord of the early 14th century, Castruccio Castracani came from humble beginnings as a foundling and ended his life as ruler of Tuscany. In this Life, Machiavelli extols Castracani's acute understanding of warfare and statecraft, and while sparing no detail of his shrewd and often bloody tactics, he overturns our moral prejudice, depicting Castracani as a popular unifying force. Selected passages from Machiavelli's Florentine Histories are included, providing a power ...show moreful, rounded portrait of the abandoned child who rose to become the most powerful man in Italy. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a prominent Florentine politician and writer, whose greatest work, The Prince, has ensured his lasting fame. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 03
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