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Capponi, Niccolò
An unlikely prince : the life and times of Machiavelli / Niccolò Capponi
Alternate Title Life and times of Machiavelli
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JC143.M4 C28 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737
Subject(s) Republicanism -- Italy -- Florence -- History -- 16th century
Physical Description xiii, 334 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-320) and index
Summary In this biography, historian Niccolò Capponi frees Machiavelli (1469-1527) from centuries of misinterpretation. Exploring the Renaissance city of Florence, where Machiavelli live, Capponi reveals the man behind the legend.--[book cover]
Contents Grasping, envious, and proud -- Worse than a crime -- Warfare and statecraft -- Two funerals and a wedding -- Be my valentine -- Hollow words -- A most beautiful thing -- The armed prophet -- Council and conciliation -- Satan's progeny -- The bystander's grin -- A history of lies -- Fortune's fickleness -- Lost opportunities -- Epilogue: Name-calling

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