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Machiavelli in the British Isles: Two Early Modern by Alessandra Petrina

By Alessandra Petrina

Machiavelli within the British Isles reassesses the impression of Machiavelli's The Prince in sixteenth-century England and Scotland during the research of early English translations produced sooner than 1640, surviving in manuscript shape. This learn concentrates on of the 4 extant sixteenth-century models: William Fowler's Scottish translation and the Queen's university (Oxford) English translation, which has been hitherto missed by means of students. Alessandra Petrina starts off with an outline of the movement and readership of Machiavelli in early smooth Britain ahead of concentrating on the 8 surviving manuscripts. She reconstructs every one manuscript's heritage and the afterlife of the translations prior to relocating to an in depth exam of 2 of the translations. Petrina's research of William Fowler's translation takes under consideration his biography, so as to comprehend the Machiavellian impact on early glossy political suggestion. Her research of the Queen's collage translation analyses the manuscript's provenance in addition to technical info together with writing and paper caliber. Importantly, this ebook comprises annotated variations of either translations, which evaluate the texts with the unique Italian models in addition to French and Latin types. With this quantity Petrina has compiled a huge reference resource, providing easy accessibility to little-known translations and laying off mild on a neighborhood of readers and students who have been fascinated about Machiavelli, regardless of political or spiritual opinion.

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