Selected Political Writings by Niccolò Machiavelli

Selected Political Writings

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 ...


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TitleSelected Political Writings
ISBN9780872202474
Author
Release DateOct 1st, 1994
PublisherHackett Publishing Company, Inc.
LanguageEnglish
GenrePhilosophy, Classics, Politics, Nonfiction, History, Academic, School
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Reviews Selected Political Writings

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-09
    I only read The Prince out of this collection for a class. It had very interesting viewpoints and ideas, but was very repetitive and dry. I’d only recommend the read if you are interested in the subject/time period.
  • Alina
    2020-01-12
    Machiavelli makes for an incredible read. This translation does him justice.
  • Emma Iadanza
    2019-05-06
    A fine translation, really.
  • Rifat Islam
    2020-04-05
    Fascinating analysis of what makes effective rulers. I think he's correct but also believe that he's too quick to disregard moral considerations which is very post-christian of him
  • K
    2010-05-13
    This gets four stars because it was a stabby walk in the park compared to everything else assigned for class. I liked Wootton's translating job and the introductory essay was intriguing even to a political theory neophyte. Sprightly, mischievous. Kind of thrilling to read Machiavelli's casual tips to pre-emptively murder anybody who could stand in your way, and his provoking praise for Borgia and baffling scare tactics like leaving bisected corps...
  • Marissa
    2008-07-13
    I gave it a "2-Star" Review but, I mean, how do I give something like Machiavelli a rating. The bright side of having read Machiavelli is that I can confidently say things like "how Machiavellian" now. I, of course, have been saying that for a long time but had no idea what I was talking about.
  • Jean Jaques
    2013-01-29
    Classic work must have for book shelves
  • Elizabeth
    2011-01-02
    It's a fairly dense book but super interesting. Machiavelli is a tyrant but with good reason and solid ideas.