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The Resource The republic of Venice : De magistratibus et republica Venetorum, Gasparo Contarini ; edited and introduced by Filippo Sabetti ; translated by Giuseppe Pezzini with Amanda Murphy

The republic of Venice : De magistratibus et republica Venetorum, Gasparo Contarini ; edited and introduced by Filippo Sabetti ; translated by Giuseppe Pezzini with Amanda Murphy

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The republic of Venice : De magistratibus et republica Venetorum
Title
The republic of Venice
Title remainder
De magistratibus et republica Venetorum
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Gasparo Contarini ; edited and introduced by Filippo Sabetti ; translated by Giuseppe Pezzini with Amanda Murphy
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  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"At a time when social scientists are increasingly focusing on the reasons why nations fail and democracies die, Filippo Sabetti turns to the opposite argument, asking instead why institutions endure. To do so, he presents Gasparo Contarini's sixteenth-century account of the Republic of Venice to help modern readers understand what made Venice the longest-lived self-constituted republic. In its long history, Venice was the only city that succeeded in constructing a durable republicanism and it was one of the earliest to depart from the hierarchical world of national monarchies and sovereignty. Because of this, the author suggests that Contarini's The Republic of Venice may be just as instructive, if not more, than Machiavelli's The Prince to students of politics. Contarini is as secular as Machiavelli and is as realistic in his view of human nature, but he goes much further, examining in the case of Venice how it is possible for fallible human beings to construct a successful and stable government. This is the first modern English-language edition of Contarini's classic work, De magistratibus et republica Venetorum, from the original Latin."--
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1483-1542
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Contarini, Gasparo
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1940-
  • 1984-
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  • Sabetti, Filippo
  • Pezzini, Giuseppe
  • Murphy, Amanda C.
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The Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian library
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  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
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The republic of Venice : De magistratibus et republica Venetorum, Gasparo Contarini ; edited and introduced by Filippo Sabetti ; translated by Giuseppe Pezzini with Amanda Murphy
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Publication
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Translation of: De magistratibus et republica Venetorum
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1090482661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lix, 135 pages
Isbn
9781487505844
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1090482661
Label
The republic of Venice : De magistratibus et republica Venetorum, Gasparo Contarini ; edited and introduced by Filippo Sabetti ; translated by Giuseppe Pezzini with Amanda Murphy
Publication
Note
Translation of: De magistratibus et republica Venetorum
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090482661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
lix, 135 pages
Isbn
9781487505844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1090482661

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