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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If you like books like The Prince, the Art of War, you must read this book. Kevin rated it liked it Mar 06, They give the feeling of being developed through observation and experience rather than by any attempt at a philosophy or a system. May 02, Ella Emilia rated it really liked it.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Many of Guicciardini’s ideas match parts of, nad most, of the ideas of Machiavelli’s.

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Ricordi by Francesco Guicciardini. For the former hate them, and the latter do not know them. S S rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Marianna rated it it was ok Sep 26, The Laws of Human Nature. Please try again later. Feb 02, Claudia rated it it was amazing. Steven Teasdale rated it really liked it Nov 14, Return to Book Page. I guciciardini rank Ricordi fairly close to Proverbs. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Guicciardini is considered as the Father of Modern History, due to his use of government documents to verify his “History of Italy. Read more Read less.

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.

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Counsels and Reflections of Francesco Guicciardini

Strategic power politics at its finest. This was a skim for me – I guixciardini just trying to get a general sense of how Guicciardini differed from Machiavelli, and the salient differences I cared about were 1- an emphasis on hope as power, rather than fear and 2- a sharp distinction that Machiavelli doesn’t make between man and menthe former masims inherently good, while the latter is horrible, mad, and beast-like.

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