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Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca

Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca - 03 edition

Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9781843910640

ISBN10: 1843910640

Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca by Niccolo Machiavelli - ISBN 9781843910640
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca by Niccolo Machiavelli - ISBN 9781843910640

ISBN13: 9781843910640

ISBN10: 1843910640

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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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 powerful, 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.

Author Bio

Renaissance statesman and philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most notorious names in Western literature. Truly revolutionary in his time, Machiavelli was the first to articulate the possibility of a pragmatic, secularised leadership. Though his works, including the masterpiece The Prince, were outlawed by the Church, and Machiavelli himself was despised for centuries by writers and politicians alike, his shrewd analysis and prophetic theories have ensured his reputation as the first modern political philosopher

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