Brenda Maddox

The Columbus of Politics

Machiavelli: A Man Misunderstood


Little, Brown 304pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

Stephen Joyce, James Joyce’s grandson, describes himself as ‘a Joyce but not a Joycean’. A similar claim could have been made by Niccolò Machiavelli. This highly readable new short biography shows that the Florentine political theorist was not machiavellian, for he was neither scheming nor brutal.

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