Maxims and Reflections of a Renaissance Statesman: Francesco Guicciardini: of maxims and observations, the Ricordi. His political thought is frequently akin. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Francesco Guicciardini. ciardini uses mind to restrict the force and the effectiveness of Fortune’s blows. “Remember this,” he warns, “whoever lives a life of.

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Please try again later. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Hi Sixteenth century Italy is remembered as the time of Machiavelli, but it also produced another noteworthy author of maxims and other works in Francesco Guicciardini March 6, – May 22, Rebecca Armstrong rated it really liked it Mar 12, Steven Teasdale rated it really liked it Nov 14, But when I remember that it requires getting involved with ot Why is The Prince more popular than this??

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Few works of the sixteenth century allow us so penetrating an insight into the views and sentiments of its author as these reflections of the great Italian historian. He was, at one time, a close friend of Niccolo Machiavelli, and shares the latter’s amoral approach to statesmanship and to life in general.


Guicciardini is considered as the Father of Modern History, due to his use of government documents to verify his “History of Italy. Very practical, summarized advice. Strategic power politics at its finest. Quotes from Maxims and Reflec Buy the selected items together This item: The Craft of Power. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.


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Kevin rated it liked it Mar 06, Oct 28, Mandy rated it andd was ok. Together they build up a picture of how to survive and succeed in a politicized context.

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To ask other readers questions about Maxims and Reflectionsplease sign up. And my personal favourite; “If I could hope to effect them by myself, I would be quite willing to seek changes in governments I dislike. Eero rated it really liked it May 29, I would rank Ricordi fairly close to Proverbs. I had taken a course on him at the U. But when I remember that it requires getting involved with other men- and most of the time with mad and wicked men who know neither how to be silent nor how to act- there is nothing I abhor more than to think about such things.


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I ran across his writing in some modern collection of Aphorisms, as most others probably did. Francesco Guicciardini was a famous Italian Statesman, living in the late 15th century and early 16th century.

Maxims and Reflections of a Renaissance Statesman

Ricordi by Francesco Guicciardini. I had taken a course Feb 02, Claudia rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. S S rated it it was amazing Mar 25, One person found this helpful. The History of Italy. For all these reasons this book is amazing.