The artist, the philosopher, and the warrior : the intersecting lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the world they shaped
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New York : Bantam Books, 2009.
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The Renaissance was a child of many fathers—none more important than the three iconic figures whose intersecting lives provide the basis for this astonishing work of narrative history: Leonardo Da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli and Cesar Borgia. Each could not have been more different. They would meet only for a short time in 1502 but the events that transpired, would significantly alter their perceptions—and the course of Western history. In 1502, Italy was riven by conflict, with the city of Florence as the ultimate prize. Machiavelli, the consummate political manipulator, attempted to placate the savage Borgia by volunteering the services of Da Vinci as Borgia's chief military engineer. That autumn, the three men embarked together on a brief, perilous, and fateful journey through the mountains, remote villages and hill towns of the Italian Romagna—the details of which were revealed in Machiavelli's often-daily dispatches and Da Vinci's meticulous notebooks. In a book that is at once a gripping adventure story and a trenchant analysis of how men make history, The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior limns each man's personality, their interactions, and the forces that shaped their world. Superbly written, meticulously researched, here is a work of narrative genius—whose subject is the very nature of genius itself.
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Book
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Bantam hardcover edition.
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xxiii, 456 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates (some color) : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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English
ISBN:
0553807528 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780553807523 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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Originally published: London : Johathan Cape, 2009.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
A meticulous account of Renaissance Italy during the turbulent decade around 1500, with emphasis on several important players: Alexander Borgia (also known as Pope Alexander VI) and his son Cesare, Machiavelli the philosopher-diplomat and author of The Prince, and Leonardo da Vinci--inventor, artist, and military engineer.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Strathern, P. (2009). The artist, the philosopher, and the warrior: the intersecting lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the world they shaped. Bantam hardcover edition. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Strathern, Paul, 1940-. 2009. The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Strathern, Paul, 1940-, The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped. New York: Bantam Books, 2009.

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Strathern, Paul. The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped. Bantam hardcover edition. New York: Bantam Books, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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