Nicolo Machiavelli, the Florentine

Nicolo Machiavelli, the Florentine

Nicolo Machiavelli, the Florentine

Nicolo Machiavelli, the Florentine

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PART ONE— MACHIAVELLI IN THE SEED

i. NICOLO'S LAUGH 3

ii. NICOLO'S PEOPLE 8

iii. NICOLO'S PASSPORT 19

iv. THE STREET 21

v. HIS STUDIES 26

vi. MARCELLO DI VIRGILIO ADRIANI 31

vii. THE ROMANS AS HE SAW THEM 35

viii. HIS FLORENTINES 39

ix. ITALY 45

x. THE CONSPIRACY OF THE PAZZI 53

xi. THE WAR WITH THE FOREIGNER 60

xii. THE PROPHET UNARMED 72

PART TWO— MACHIAVELLI IN MEDIAS RES

i. IN OFFICE 81

ii. BIAGIO 95

iii. A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK 100

iv. THE BASILISK 112

v. SODERINI 126

vi. THE BREACH OF PRATO 131

PART THREE—POST RES PERDITAS

i. BALLS AND BOUNCINGS 141

ii. SIX STRIPES ON HIS BACK 148

iii. MACHIAVELLI STUCK IN THE MUD 155

iv. ITALY UNITED, ARMED AND UNFROCKED 164

v. DEAR AND RANK ITALY 170

vi. A MATTER OF WHICH FOOT MACHIAVELLI FAVORED 176

vii. WITH A DASH OF CATMINT, A PINCH OF SAGE, AND A WHIFF OF ROSEMARY 180

viii. LOQUITUR MARIETTA 185

ix. THE ORICELLARI GARDENS 192

x. BARBARA BARBERA 205

xi. ONE MAN, ONE ALONE 216

xii. WHEREIN THE NAME OF MACHIAVELLI ENCOUNTERS SOME OPPOSITION 230

xiii. TWELVE DAYS 241

xiv. HIS SECOND LIFE 254

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