The letters of Machiavelli a selection by NiccolГІ Machiavelli

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Florence (Italy),
  • Italy

Subjects:

  • Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Correspondence.,
  • Gilbert, Allan H., 1888-,
  • Intellectuals -- Italy -- Correspondence.,
  • Statesmen -- Italy -- Correspondence.,
  • Authors, Italian -- 16th century -- Correspondence.,
  • Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementtranslated and edited, with an introduction by Allan Gilbert.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDG738.14.M2 A4 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination252 p. ;
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2404983M
ISBN 100226500411
LC Control Number87035678

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