Machiavelli: The Chief Works and Others, Vol. 3 by Nicollò di Bernado dei Machiavelli, Allan Gilbert

By Nicollò di Bernado dei Machiavelli, Allan Gilbert

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Allan Gilbert is definitely the main actual and trustworthy translator of Machiavelli into English; the ebook of this version is an altogether satisfied celebration. scholars of the historical past of political concept owe a selected debt of gratitude to Allan Gilbert.”—Dante Germino, The magazine of Politics

“A so much amazing achievement.”—Felix Gilbert, Renaissance Quarterly

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Machiavelli: The Chief Works and Others, Vol. 3

From compliment for the 1965 edition:Allan Gilbert is definitely the main actual and trustworthy translator of Machiavelli into English; the ebook of this version is an altogether satisfied get together. scholars of the background of political idea owe a specific debt of gratitude to Allan Gilbert. ”—Dante Germino, The magazine of Politics“A so much awesome fulfillment.

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Frederick fixed his seat at Pisa, in his eagerness to make himself master of Tuscany; and in paying off his friends and his enemies in that province, he sowed so much discord that it caused the ruin ofall Italy, because the Guelf and Ghibelline parties increased, since those were called Guelfs who followed the Church, and those who fol;, lowed the Emperor, Ghibellines; this name was first heard at Pistoia. After Frederick left: Pisa, in many ways he attacked and laid waste the cities of the Church, so that the Pope, having no other resource, proclaimed a crusade against him, as his predecessors had done against the Saracens.

Hence, when the besieging army had gone, the Pope gave that city in fief to Azzo da Este, from whom are descended those who today are its rulers. Frederick fixed his seat at Pisa, in his eagerness to make himself master of Tuscany; and in paying off his friends and his enemies in that province, he sowed so much discord that it caused the ruin ofall Italy, because the Guelf and Ghibelline parties increased, since those were called Guelfs who followed the Church, and those who fol;, lowed the Emperor, Ghibellines; this name was first heard at Pistoia.

Living, then, in the midst of so many persecutions, men bore written in their eyes the terror of their spirits, because in addition to the countless ills they suffered, a good part ofthem lacked the power to flee for aid to God, in which all the wretched are wont to hope, because the greater part of them, uncer; tain to what god they ought to turn, destitute ofall aid and all hope, died wretchedly. CHAPTER 6 [Italy in Justinian's time. 493-555] No little praise therefore is due to Theodoric as the first who allayed so many evils.

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