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Niccolo Machiavelli: Florentine Statesman, Playwright, and Poet (Rulers, Scholars, and Artists of the Renaissance)
These sweeping, lavishly illustrated biographies of influential Renaissance figures draw on the most recent and authoritative scholarship available. The dawn of the Renaissance reintroduced classical learning, advanced scientific thought. and humanist ideals to a Europe that had been plagued by war, disease, tyranny, and superstition. Driven by the...
These sweeping, lavishly illustrated biographies of influential Renaissance figures draw on the most recent and authoritative scholarship available. The dawn of the Renaissance reintroduced classical learning, advanced scientific thought. and humanist ideals to a Europe that had been plagued by war, disease, tyranny, and superstition. Driven by the rediscovery of Greek and Roman texts lost during the barbarian invasions of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance era was characterized by tremendous artistic, scientific, economic, and political development. All of these astonishing developments influenced the leaders and artists of the time. The six books in this extraordinary series provide a solid and fascinating survey of the Renaissance and bring the creative environment of that time to life. Here is a warm, engaging book that give> a vivid account of the life and times of Niccolo Machiavelli, a keen observer of human nature who was one of the first philosophers to hold up the mirror reflecting humankind as capable of doing evil or doing good, He was a devoted statesman and patriot. With his primary goal securing his beloved city-states, Machiavelli was constantly in search of ways to be of service to its leaders. Using compelling illustrations and images, this is a comprehensive look into the life of a prolific historian and political philosopher."
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