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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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Quotes from Maxims and Reflec Guicciardini is so interesting. University of Pennsylvania Press. Hi Sixteenth century Italy is remembered as the guocciardini of Machiavelli, but it also produced another noteworthy author of maxims and other works in Francesco Guicciardini March 6, – May 22, Francesco Guicciardini was a famous Italian Statesman, living in the late 15th century and early 16th century. Eero rated it really liked it May 29, Guicciardini, a Florentine diplomat and friend of Machiavelli, collected his thoughts on self-interest in service of the powerful in this series of ricordi.

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Maxims and Reflections of a Renaissance Statesman

Open Preview See a Problem? As other reviewers have pointed out, Guicciardini belongs with the great masters of Aphorism.

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Maxims and Reflections: Ricordi by Francesco Guicciardini

I would rank Ricordi fairly close to Proverbs. His Ricordi is a text filled with the top diplomat’s musings. Alyssa rated it really liked it May 05, These matters are too strongly rooted in the minds of fools. Although FG served various governments as ambassador and in other roles, his first loyalty always lay in himself. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Ivan rated it really liked it Dec 16, Like Machiavelli’s Princethe Ricordi form one of the outstanding documents of a time of crisis and transition; but unlike the Princethey range over a wide field of private as well as guiicciardini life.


This is a must reflectilns. One of the wisest books I’ve ever read. Please try again later. I ran across his writing in some modern collection of Aphorisms, as most others probably did. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Showing of 6 reviews. Want to Read saving…. Also had a very influential position with historians, which consider it one of its seminal texts.

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