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Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence

Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence

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Part of Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

  • Date Published: June 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521456234

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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.

    • First English translation of this work
    • Important early justification of the priority of the state over the individual
    • Of interest to students and specialists in both political thought and Renaissance studies
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    • Date Published: June 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521456234
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Francesco Guicciardini

    Editor

    Alison Brown, University of London

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