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Machiavelli: A Renaissance Life Joseph Markulin

Machiavelli: A Renaissance Life

Joseph Markulin

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ISBN : 9781616148058
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720 pages
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Discover the real Machiavelli through this nonfiction novel based on the life of the man whose name has, perhaps wrongly, become synonymous with immoral abuse of power.This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of 15th-century Italy to life asMoreDiscover the  real  Machiavelli through this nonfiction novel based on the life of the man whose name has, perhaps wrongly, become synonymous with immoral abuse of power.This epic piece of storytelling brings the world of 15th-century Italy to life as it traces Machiavellis rise from young boy to controversial political thinker.The much-vilified Renaissance politico, and author of The Prince, comes to life as a diabolically clever, yet mild mannered and conscientious civil servant in this nonfiction novel. Author Joseph Markulin presents Machiavellis life as a true adventure story, replete with violence, treachery, heroism, betrayal, sex, bad popes--and, of course, forbidden love.While sharing the same stage as Florences Medici family, the nefarious and perhaps incestuous Borgias, the artists Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, and the doomed prophet Savonarola, Machiavelli is imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately abandoned. Nevertheless, he remains the sworn enemy of tyranny and a tireless champion of freedom and the republican form of government.Out of the cesspool that was Florentine Renaissance politics, only one name is still uttered today--that of Niccolò Machiavelli. This mesmerizing, vividly told story will show you why his fame endures.