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Maxims and reflections of a Renaissance statesman

Guicciardini, Francesco

Maxims and reflections of a Renaissance statesman

(Ricordi)

by Guicciardini, Francesco

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political science

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTranslated by Mario Domandi. Introd. by Nicolai Rubinstein
    SeriesHarper torchbooks, TB1160. The academy library, Harper torchbooks -- TB1160. The Academy library
    The Physical Object
    Pagination150, [10] p.
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22810340M
    LC Control Number65001327

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Europe, maxims might adorn the houses and even the tableware of those, like the Tudor statesmen Sir Thomas Elyot and Sir Nicholas Bacon (Francis Bacon's father), seeking to emulate Erasmus's Adages (), the best known Renaissance collection, and to display their humanist credentials About Maxims and Reflections.

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Francesco Guicciardini (Italian: [franˈtʃesko ɡwittʃarˈdiːni]; 6 March – 22 May ) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. In his masterpiece, The History of Italy, Born: 6 MarchFlorence, Republic of Florence.

The Renaissance Italian diplomat and historian did not prize power for its own sake, as has been so often claimed. Reflecting his own experience, Guicciardini’s Ricordi (Maxims and Reflections) John Gray is the New Statesman’s lead book reviewer. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette.

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It is divided into the categories Life and Character, Literature and Art, Science and Natur. Italian literature - Italian literature - The Renaissance: The European Renaissance (the “rebirth” of the classical past) really began in 14th-century Italy with Petrarch and Boccaccio.

The 15th century, devoid as it was of major poetic works, was nevertheless of very great importance because it was the century in which a new vision of human life, embracing a different conception of man. His fourteen hundred Maxims and Reflections reveal some of his deepest thought on art, ethics, literature and natural science, but also his immediate reactions to books, chance encounters or his administrative work.

Although variable in quality, the vast majority have a freshness and immediacy which vividly conjure up Goethe the man. Maxims and Reflections of a Renaissance Statesman. Translated by Mario Domandi. Introduction by Nicolai Rubenstein.

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The Renaissance consilium as justice Later in the conversation, the issue of the militia is readdressed by Piero Guicciardini, Francesco 's father.'Our virtues are, most often, only vices in disguise.' Deceptively brief and insidiously easy to read, La Rochefoucauld's shrewd, unflattering analyses of human behaviour have influenced writers, thinkers, and public figures as various as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Nietzsche, and Conan Doyle.

The author gave himself the following advice: 'The reader's best policy is to assume that none of 5/5(1).