Life of Castruccio Castracani

Life of Castruccio Castracani By Niccolò Machiavelli Richard Overy, Set amid the ferment and factionalism of early modern Italy, Life of Castruccio Castracani is a vivid and action packed account of the rise and fall of a very Machiavellian prince A charismatic warlord of the early 14th century, Castruccio Castracani came from humble beginnings as a foundling, and ended his life as ruler of Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, and Florence In this LiSet amid the ferment and factionalism of early modern Italy, Life of Castruccio Castracani is a vivid and action packed account of the rise and fall of a very Machiavellian prince A charismatic warlord of the early 14th century, Castruccio Castracani came from humble beginnings as a foundling, and ended his life as ruler of Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, and Florence In this Life, Machiavelli extols Castracani for his acute understanding of the politics of warfare and statecraft, and while sparing no detail of his shrewd and often bloody tactics, he overturns our moral prejudice, depicting Castracani as a popular unifying force Life of Castruccio Castracani is accompanied by selected passages from Machiavelli s Florentine Histories to give a powerful, rounded portrait of the abandoned child who rose to become the most powerful man in Tuscany Niccol Machiavelli was a prominent Florentine politician and writer, whose greatest work, The Prince, has ensured his lasting fame.. Life of Castruccio Castracani Set amid the ferment and factionalism of early modern Italy Life of Castruccio Castracani is a vivid and action packed account of the rise and fall of a very Machiavellian prince A charismatic warlor

  • Title: Life of Castruccio Castracani
  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli Richard Overy
  • ISBN: 9781843910640
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life of Castruccio Castracani The Life of Castruccio Castracani Italian Vita di Castruccio Castracani is a short work by Niccol Machiavelli It is made in the form of a short biographical account of the life of the medieval Tuscan condottiere, Castruccio Castracani, who lived in and ruled Lucca. Castruccio Castracani Life of Castruccio Castracani by Niccol Machiavelli Set amid the ferment and factionalism of early modern Italy, Life of Castruccio Castracani is a vivid and action packed account of the rise and fall of a very Machiavellian prince A charismatic warlord of the early th century, Castruccio Castracani came from humble beginnings as a foundling, and ended his life as ruler of Lucca, Pisa, Pistoia, and Florence. The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca work by lesser writings, two deserve mention The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca and The Mandrake La Mandragola The former is a sketch of Castruccio Castracani , the Ghibelline ruler of Lucca a city near Florence , who is presented as the Life of Castruccio Castracani Machiavelli Doing The Life of Castruccio, a romanticized biography, illustrates his ideal of strength The major portion of this book is devoted to selections from The History of Florence Here Machiavelli applied the criteria of success and failure developed in his earlier studies to evaluate his city s past The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca Niccolo Dec , Castruccio Castracani of Lucca was one of those men who did great deeds, if he is measured by the times in which he lived and the city in which he was born but, like many others, he was neither fortunate nor distinguished in his birth, as the course of this history will show.

    1 thought on “Life of Castruccio Castracani”

    1. The ruler of Lucca at the time, this is of an essay of another Prince at a fragile time in Italian politics It almost felt like an obituary or short biography.

    2. The Life of Castruccio Castracani seems like an elaboration of the last chapter of The Prince proper chapter 25 , in which Machiavelli discusses fortune and its role in one s life This is how he describes it It s like one of those raging rivers that sometimes rise and flood the plain, tearing down trees and buildings, dragging soil from one place and dumping it down in another Everybody runs for safety, no one can resist the rush, there s no way you can stop it Still, the fact that a river is li [...]

    3. Better than Duke Valentino Machiavelli admires Castruccio whereas he was only using Valentino to explain a point Castruccio himself is very intriguing or at least the way in which Machiavelli presents him In Machiavelli s mind he is better than Ceasar and Alexander the Great put together His only flaw was being born in the wrong year and at the wrong place Perhaps, Machiavelli s resentment towards fortune comes from the untimely death of Castruccio by illness That bit at the end, where he notes [...]

    4. Also included is a review on the Prince, the two were combined in my copy The Prince is an important book, but it has been overshadowed by many of the texts that followed The very name of its author, Niccolo Machiavelli, has become something of a byword for manipulation and realpolitik Having read the book from start to finish this is not entirely undeserved, but it is not nearly as morally corrupt as I thought it would be The snipets and quotes I read in the past appear to be the worst of the c [...]

    5. A great historical overview filled with a treasure trove of information.Read for personal research Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.I found this book s contents helpful and inspiring number rating relates to the book s contribution to my needs Castruccio passed from the house of Messer Antonio the priest to the house of Messer Francesco Guinigi the soldier, and it was astonishing to find that in a very short time he manifested all that virtue and bearing which we are accust [...]

    6. This came with my copy of The Prince Parts of this little biography come across like Nick is fanboying You can tell thought this guy was da most awsomest politico historical figure Of course he also works in references to his own political theories as to what extent one s fate in life can be controlled My favorite part was when spoiler alert Castruccio finds out he s going to die and calls in his heir and has a little heart to heart about ambition and the legacy he wanted to leave behind.

    7. Castracani was een condotierre die als heerser van Lucca, begin XV, de hegemonie van Florence over Toscane bevocht en bijna uitschakelde Mengeling van feiten en fictie, in navolging van Plutarchus.In feite verhandeling over de fortuin.Verhaal van listen en krijgshandelingen, in chronologische volgorde Op sterfbed slotrede met moraal over de overheersing van de fortuin.

    8. Interesting biography of a man who was born someone insignificant and achieved greatness through virt virtue , skill and cunning Although some historical facts are incorrect, there are a lot of real facts and happenings from history It is clear that Machiavelli is celebrating Castracani s life and suggesting that new princes follow his lead.

    9. Questa vita pu essere facilmente paragonata a quelle del Plutarco trovo stupendo soprattutto come la finalit pedagogica rimanga, seppur trasposta da una ottica idealistica ad una cinica e pragmatica.

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