Machiavelli and the Renaissance
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Published by Harper & Row in London .
Written in English


  • Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527.

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Edition Notes

This translation originally published Harvard U.P.,1958: (B58-7002) Bowes 1958.

Statementtranslated from the Italian by DavidMoore.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19653216M

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