Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Machiavelli and his friends Their Personal Correspondence

£150.00

Product description

This volume presents a complete annotated collection in English of known personal correspondence to and from Niccolo Machiavelli. Spanning the years of Machiavelli's adult life, from 1497 until his death in 1527, this correspondence between Machiavelli and his friends, colleagues and compatriots - some of whom were the most influential thinkers of the day - presents a panorama of life, people and critical events in Renaissance Italy. The correspondence offers insight into the origins of Machiavelli's ideas on history, politics, literature and society and the social context out of which his achievements arose. Often his correspondence served as a testing ground for ideas he developed more fully in his writing. While the letters taken together show Machiavelli both living within and transcending his own time, on a more intimate level they reveal the human element that helped to shape his thought. Machiavelli emerges as an individual with multifaceted capabilities and a multitude of roles, among them devoted humanist, political analyst, shrewd rhetorician and practical joker. Based on an authoritative critical Italian edition by Franco Gaeta, the collection includes 257 letters written to Machiavelli and 84 letters written by him. Arranged chronologically, correspondence to and by Machiavelli is interwoven so that readers may easily follow discussions between him and his associates. The translators provide an introduction that establishes the political and cultural context of the correspondence and headnotes that introduce each section of letters. Their explanatory and historical annotations illuminate people, places and events mentioned within the letters. Machiavelli's correspondence opens a window onto an important era in Western intellectual history, disclosing the language, thoughts and preoccupations of some of the key people who shaped the Italian Renaissance. "Machiavelli and His Friends" should interest students of Machiavelli, specialists in political science and Renaissance literature and history, and general readers desiring to know more intimately one of the most fascinating personalities of the Renaissance.

Item details

Author(s):
Atkinson, James B & Sices, David (Editors & Translators)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0875802109
ISBN-13:
9780875802107
Number of pages:
621
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press

Courier Delivery

£10.00
Signature required.
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

This volume presents a complete annotated collection in English of known personal correspondence to and from Niccolo Machiavelli. Spanning the years of Machiavelli's adult life, from 1497 until his death in 1527, this correspondence between Machiavelli and his friends, colleagues and compatriots - some of whom were the most influential thinkers of the day - presents a panorama of life, people and critical events in Renaissance Italy. The correspondence offers insight into the origins of Machiavelli's ideas on history, politics, literature and society and the social context out of which his achievements arose. Often his correspondence served as a testing ground for ideas he developed more fully in his writing. While the letters taken together show Machiavelli both living within and transcending his own time, on a more intimate level they reveal the human element that helped to shape his thought. Machiavelli emerges as an individual with multifaceted capabilities and a multitude of roles, among them devoted humanist, political analyst, shrewd rhetorician and practical joker. Based on an authoritative critical Italian edition by Franco Gaeta, the collection includes 257 letters written to Machiavelli and 84 letters written by him. Arranged chronologically, correspondence to and by Machiavelli is interwoven so that readers may easily follow discussions between him and his associates. The translators provide an introduction that establishes the political and cultural context of the correspondence and headnotes that introduce each section of letters. Their explanatory and historical annotations illuminate people, places and events mentioned within the letters. Machiavelli's correspondence opens a window onto an important era in Western intellectual history, disclosing the language, thoughts and preoccupations of some of the key people who shaped the Italian Renaissance. "Machiavelli and His Friends" should interest students of Machiavelli, specialists in political science and Renaissance literature and history, and general readers desiring to know more intimately one of the most fascinating personalities of the Renaissance.

Author(s):
Atkinson, James B & Sices, David (Editors & Translators)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1996
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0875802109
ISBN-13:
9780875802107
Number of pages:
621
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 2 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



Courier delivery cost: £10.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Books & Music Wells

Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller, but it doesn't stop there. We sell a great range of donated music as well as books of all sorts. Whether it's vintage LPs or the latest modern fiction you want, we're well worth a look! We also sell Fairtrade food, Fairtrade cleaning products and greetings cards. Call us for more information. Please contact store directly for opening hours.

View Shop