The Resource Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar

Label
Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli
Title
Niccolò's smile
Title remainder
a biography of Machiavelli
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"In Niccolo's Smile, Maurizio Viroli brings to life the fascinating writer who was the founder of modern political thought. Niccolo Machiavelli's works on the theory and practice of statecraft are classics, but Viroli suggests that his greatest accomplishment is his robust philosophy of life - his deep beliefs about how one should conduct oneself as a modern citizen in a republic, as a responsible family member, as a good person. On these subjects Machiavelli wrote no books; the text of his philosophy is his life itself, a life that was filled with paradox, uncertainty, and tragic drama."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Viroli, Maurizio
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG738.14.M2
LC item number
V7413 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
  • Statesmen
  • Intellectuals
  • Authors, Italian
  • Authors, Italian
  • Intellectuals
  • Political science
  • Statesmen
Label
Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1998 by Gius. Laterza & Figli, Italy, as Il sorriso di Niccolò: Storia di Machiavelli. Published in 2000 in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of historical events in Italy, 1494-1527 -- 1. The mask and the face -- 2. Events that left their mark -- 3. The birth of the Republic and the death of the prophet -- 4. A very special secretary -- 5. Broader horizons -- 6. A furious wife and an unsettling Duke -- 7. The great theater of politics -- 8. History teaches those who wish to learn -- 9. A great idea, perhaps too great -- 10. The envy of the Florentines and a warrior Pope -- 11. The mission to the Emperor's court and the conquest of Pisa -- 12. The gathering storm -- 13. The death of a republic -- 14. Tragedy and laughter -- 15. To seem alive -- 16. The prince and Niccolò's love affair -- 17. The comedy of life -- 18. The flavor of history -- 19. Stories of monks, hell, and devils -- 20. Niccolò's last loves -- 21. In the Palazzo Vecchio and in the field, for the last time -- 22. To love one's native city more than one's own soul
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Hill and Wang pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780374528003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48786684
  • (OCoLC)ocm48786684
Label
Niccolò's smile : a biography of Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1998 by Gius. Laterza & Figli, Italy, as Il sorriso di Niccolò: Storia di Machiavelli. Published in 2000 in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of historical events in Italy, 1494-1527 -- 1. The mask and the face -- 2. Events that left their mark -- 3. The birth of the Republic and the death of the prophet -- 4. A very special secretary -- 5. Broader horizons -- 6. A furious wife and an unsettling Duke -- 7. The great theater of politics -- 8. History teaches those who wish to learn -- 9. A great idea, perhaps too great -- 10. The envy of the Florentines and a warrior Pope -- 11. The mission to the Emperor's court and the conquest of Pisa -- 12. The gathering storm -- 13. The death of a republic -- 14. Tragedy and laughter -- 15. To seem alive -- 16. The prince and Niccolò's love affair -- 17. The comedy of life -- 18. The flavor of history -- 19. Stories of monks, hell, and devils -- 20. Niccolò's last loves -- 21. In the Palazzo Vecchio and in the field, for the last time -- 22. To love one's native city more than one's own soul
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st Hill and Wang pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780374528003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48786684
  • (OCoLC)ocm48786684

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