The defeat of a Renaissance intellectual : selected writings of Francesco Guicciardini / by Francesco Guicciardini ; edited and translated by Carlo Celli.

"A collection of writings by papal advisor and historian Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540), including letters, treatises, reports, and orations spanning his long career in service to the Medici"--Provided by publisher

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Guicciardini, Francesco, 1483-1540 (Author)
Other Authors: Celli, Carlo, 1963- (Editor, Translator)
Format: Electronic
Published: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019]
Series:Early modern studies series.
Online Access:Click for online access
Uniform Title:Works.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: the limits of self-interest
  • To himself
  • Report on Spain
  • How to ensure the state for the house of the Medici
  • On the use of force
  • On suicide for political reasons
  • On progressive taxation : the scaled tenth
  • Report on the defense of Parma
  • Letter to Francesco Maria della Rovere
  • Consolation
  • Accusation
  • Defense against the preceding
  • Savonarolian excerpts (selections)
  • Response on behalf of the Duke to the complaints of the exiles.