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Guicciardini : Dialogue on the Government of Florence - Francesco Guicciardini

Guicciardini

Dialogue on the Government of Florence

Paperback Published: 8th August 1994
ISBN: 9780521456234
Number Of Pages: 256

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This is the first translation into English of Guicciardini's Dialogue on the Government of Florence. Written in the early 1520s by the author of the famous History of Italy, as well as a History of Florence and Political Maxims and Reflections, this dialogue presents what is arguably the most searching and comprehensive analysis of the politics of his times. Like Machiavelli, his contemporary and friend, Guicciardini rejects classical republican arguments in the name of the new political realism and acknowledges the important role of patronage and graft in contemporary politics and the illegitimacy of nearly all forms of political power. In this Dialogue he provides one of the clearest expositions of the term 'reason of state', which he was one of the first to employ and which he uses to justify the priority of state interest over private morality and religion.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Principal events in Guicciardini's life
Bibliographical note
Dialogue on the government of Florence
Preface
Book I
Book II
Appendix: selected maxims
Biographical notes
Glossary
Index of names
Index of subjects
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521456234
ISBN-10: 0521456231
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 8th August 1994
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.36