Work of the Fellows: Translations

Florentine Histories

Machiavelli, Niccolò;

Mansfield, Harvey C., Jr. (Fellow, 1981-82; Fellow, 1982-83); Banfield, Laura F., trans.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988

From the publisher's description:

Banfield and Mansfield's new rendition of the Renaissance humanist's study of Florentine history aims to supply contemporary readers with a literal, exact, and readable version of the original. . . . Machiavelli's concept of history and his purpose in charting the story of Florence and its leading families are thoroughly examined before the translators lead their readers into the substance of the social philosopher's arguments and into a work of literature that once again comes alive.

Subjects: History; Literature; Renaissance Period; Renaissance Literature; Humanism; Families; Social Philosophy