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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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Maxims and Reflections of a Renaissance Statesman

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Maxims and Reflections (Ricordi) – Francesco Guicciardini – Google Books

Imagine condensing the knowledge in “The Prince” into aphorisms, and mixing with plenty of earthy peasant wisdom, and that gives you a good idea of the nature of Guicciardini’s writing.


Preview — Maxims and Reflections by Francesco Guicciardini.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https: He was born to elite family, one of 11 children, in Florence in Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You’re not getting a page book of aphorisms; it is more like a 50 page book of such. See all 6 reviews.

The turmoil in his world is never far from the surface of this work and it is a worthy source of reading enjoyment. The maxims provide a window on an age and guicxiardini record of renaissance political thought during the greatness of the Italian Renaissance.

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The maxims of Francis Guicciardini

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Review “In the history of Renaissance thought, Guicciardini’s Ricordi occupy a place of singular importance. I would rank Ricordi fairly close to Proverbs. His Ricordi is a text filled with the top diplomat’s musings.


Francesco Guicciardini, Maxims and Reflections of a Renaissance Statesman (Ricordi) – PhilPapers

Want to Read saving…. But when I remember that it requires getting involved with ot Why is The Prince more popular than this??

aand As a result, these scraps of advice and counsel come across as representing two different personalities.

If that annoys you, you probably shouldn’t buy this book. Valeria Cassini rated it it was ok Jul 05, This guy also happened to be a friend of Niccolo.

Write a customer review. One person found this helpful. I had taken a course on him at the U. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Be the first to ask a question about Maxims and Reflections. He was a friend guicciardink also a critic of Niccolo Machiavelli. Read more Read less.