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Guicciardini, Francesco 1483-1540

Works: 1,933 works in 4,760 publications in 8 languages and 27,513 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Sources  Personal correspondence  Controversial literature  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Historians 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Honoree, Collector, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Correspondent, Editor, Respondent, Contributor, Dissertant
Classifications: DG738.14.G9, 945.06
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Most widely held works about Francesco Guicciardini
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Most widely held works by Francesco Guicciardini
Storia d'Italia by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

354 editions published between 1561 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the years 1490-1534
The history of Italy by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captain-and persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florence-retired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy-both a brilliant portrayal of the Renaissance and a penetrating vision into the tragedy and comedy of human history in general. Sidney Alexander's readable translation and abridgment of Guicciardini's four-volume work earned the prestigious 1970 P.E.N. Club translation award. His perceptive introduction and notes add much to the understanding of Guicciardini's masterpiece. This is a translation of the history of Italy by the 16th century diplomat, advisor to heads of state, and military leader Guicciardini
Ricordi by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

146 editions published between 1942 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politieke raadgevingen en wijsheden van de gouverneur (1483-1540) van paus Leo X (1475-1521) in Modena en discussievriend van Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) over politiek
History of Italy and History of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxims and reflections of a Renaissance statesman (Ricordi) by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue on the government of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first translation into English of Guicciardini's Dialogue on the Government of Florence. Written in the early 1520s by the author of the famous History of Italy, as well as a History of Florence and Political Maxims and Reflections, this dialogue presents what is arguably the most searching and comprehensive analysis of the politics of his times. Like Machiavelli, his contemporary and friend, Guicciardini rejects classical republican arguments in the name of the new political realism and acknowledges the important role of patronage and graft in contemporary politics and the illegitimacy of nearly all forms of political power. In this Dialogue he provides one of the clearest expositions of the term 'reason of state', which he was one of the first to employ and which he uses to justify the priority of state interest over private morality and religion
Storie fiorentine dal 1378 al 1509 by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

43 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1964 in Italian and Spanish and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

16 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works in this selection include: 'Ricordi', 'Considerations on the 'Discourses' of Machiavelli', 'Ricordanze'
Histoire des guerres d'Italie by Francesco Guicciardini( )

31 editions published between 1738 and 1788 in French and English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Italy by Francesco Guicciardini( )

20 editions published between 1763 and 2018 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogo e discorsi del reggimento di Firenze by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

9 editions published in 1932 in Italian and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'Italie, 1492-1534 by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dialogue on the government of Florence
Dialogue on the government of FlorenceStorie fiorentine dal 1378 al 1509
Alternative Names
Francesco Guicciardini Italiaans politicus

Francesco Guicciardini italialainen kirjailija, historioitsija ja poliitikko

Francesco Guicciardini italialainen poliitikko

Francesco Guicciardini Italian writer, historian and politician

Francesco Guicciardini italienischer Historiker

Francesco Guicciardini italiensk historikar, politikar og skribent

Francesco Guicciardini italiensk historiker, politiker och författare

Francesco Guicciardini italiensk historiker, politiker og skribent

Francesco Guicciardini polityk i historyk włoski

Frančeskas Gvičardinis

Franciscus Guicciardini

François Guichardin historien et diplomate italien

Guchardino, Francesco 1483-1540

Guicciardin, Frances 1483-1540

Guicciardin, Francesco, 1483-1540

Guicciardin, François

Guicciardin François 1483-1540

Guicciardin, Francoys 1483-1540


Guicciardini, F.

Guicciardini, F. 1483-1540

Guicciardini, F. (Francesco), 1483-1540

Guicciardini Francesco

Guicciardini Francesco 1483-1540

Guicciardini, Franciscus

Guicciardini, Franciscus 1483-1540

Guicciardinum, Francescum 1483-1540

Guicciardinus, Franciscus.

Guicciardinus, Franciscus 1483-1540


Guichardin, François.

Guichardin, François 1483-1540

Guichardino, Francisco 1483-1540

Gvičardini, Frančesko 1483-1540

Gvicciardini, Francesco 1483-1540

Φραντσέσκο Γκουιτσαρντίνι

Гвиччардини, Франческо 1483-1540

Франческо Гвичардини

Франческо Гвиччардини

Франческо Гвічардіні

Франчэска Гвічардзіні

פרנצ'סקו גואיצ'ארדיני

فرانشيسكو غيتشارديني

ფრანჩესკო გვიჩარდინი

구이차르디니, 프란체스코 1483-1540

귀차르디니, 프란체스코 1483-1540

귀치아르디니, 프란체스코 1483-1540


グィッチャルディーニ, フランチェスコ


グイッチァルディーニ, F

グイッチァルディーニ, フランチェスコ



Italian (576)

English (245)

French (57)

Spanish (11)

German (9)

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