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Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

George Bull, author and journalist, has translated six volumes for Penguin Classics.

Anthony Grafton teaches European intellectual history at Princeton University.

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Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.