History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy, Vol. 1

Niccolò MACHIAVELLI (1469 - 1527), translated by UNKNOWN ( - )

History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy is an historical account by Niccolò Machiavelli. Toward the end of 1520, the Cardinal Giulio of Medici, later Pope Clement VII, offered Machiavelli the appointment to write a history of Florence. Although Machiavelli was reluctant to accept, accepting was his only way to regain the good graces of the Medici who had regained power and were in a position to offer him employment and protection. Doing the history also provided a way for Machiavelli’s views to become the “official” history of Florentine and Italian affairs. Once completed, the work was presented officially to Giulio, now Pope, in May of 1526. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

Per Project Gutenberg, this text was taken from a Universal Classics Library edition, published in 1901 by W. Walter Dunne, New York and London. The translator was not named.

Genre(s): Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Group: History of Florence

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Play 00 Introduction by Albert Rennert ontheroad
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Play 01 Book 1, Chapter 1 ontheroad
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Play 02 Book 1, Chapter 2 ontheroad
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Play 03 Book 1, Chapter 3 Kristine Bekere
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Play 07 Book 1, Chapter 7 Kristine Bekere
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Play 08 Book 2, Chapter 1 Luigina
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Play 09 Book 2, Chapter 2 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 10 Book 2, Chapter 3 Sibella Denton
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Play 12 Book 2, Chapter 5 Sibella Denton
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Play 15 Book 2, Chapter 8 Luigina
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Play 17 Book 3, Chapter 1 MorganScorpion
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Play 19 Book 3, Chapter 3 Sibella Denton
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Play 24 Book 4, Chapter 1 Daniele
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Play 26 Book 4, Chapter 3 Megan
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Play 29 Book 4, Chapter 6 Kristine Bekere
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Play 30 Book 4, Chapter 7 Kristine Bekere
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