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The Resource Machiavelli in the British Isles : two early modern translations of the Prince, Alessandra Petrina, (electronic book)

Machiavelli in the British Isles : two early modern translations of the Prince, Alessandra Petrina, (electronic book)

Label
Machiavelli in the British Isles : two early modern translations of the Prince
Title
Machiavelli in the British Isles
Title remainder
two early modern translations of the Prince
Statement of responsibility
Alessandra Petrina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Machiavelli in the British Isles reassesses the impact of Machiavelli's The Prince in sixteenth-century England and Scotland through the analysis of early English translations produced before 1640, surviving in manuscript form. This study concentrates on two of the four extant sixteenth-century versions: William Fowler's Scottish translation and the Queen's College (Oxford) English translation, which has been hitherto overlooked by scholars. Alessandra Petrina begins with an overview of the circulation and readership of Machiavelli in early modern Britain before focusing on the eight surviving manuscripts. She reconstructs each manuscript's history and the afterlife of the translations before moving to a detailed examination of two of the translations. Petrina's investigation of William Fowler's translation takes into account his biography, in order to understand the Machiavellian influence on early modern political thought. Her study of the Queen's College translation analyses the manuscript's provenance as well as technical details including writing and paper quality. Importantly, this book includes annotated editions of both translations, which compare the texts with the original Italian versions as well as French and Latin versions. With this volume Petrina has compiled an important reference source, offering easy access to little-known translations and shedding light on a community of readers and scholars who were fascinated by Machiavelli, despite political or religious opinion. -- Provided by Publisher
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Petrina, Alessandra
Dewey number
320.1
Index
index present
LC call number
JC143.M3946
LC item number
P48 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Anglo-Italian renaissance studies
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  • Translating and interpreting
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Great Britain
Label
Machiavelli in the British Isles : two early modern translations of the Prince, Alessandra Petrina, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC476408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 289 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780754696308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Machiavelli in the British Isles : two early modern translations of the Prince, Alessandra Petrina, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC476408
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 289 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780754696308
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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