All Machiavelli’s Men.
Friends, Enemies (and a mistress)
A story by Marcello Simonetta
April 15 at 12:30pm Pacific Time
Marcello Simonetta, Senior Scholar at the Medici Archive Project in Florence, will introduce his new book Tutti gli uomini di Machiavelli.
Who was Niccolò Machiavelli, the Florentine Secretary, the author of the Prince
and the Mandrake? Everything has been said about him and the opposite of everything: was he a genius, a friend of tyrants or a brave man who denounced the vices of the powerful? The book touches also the story of an era where women were
reduced to mere sexual objects or literary whims. But Simonetta will show us that who laughs last laughs well!
Marcello Simonetta graduated from the University of Rome and holds his Ph.D. from Yale University. He has taught European history and political theory in Paris. He is also a documentary maker, exhibition curator and advisor for very successful videogames.
Dr. Simonetta is a senior scholar at the Medici Archive Project in Florence and research fellow at the Università La Sapienza, in Rome. In addition to his book L’enigma Montefeltro, The Montefeltro Conspiracy, published in 2008 and translated in 10 languages, Dr. Simonetta is the author of Volpi e leoni. I misteri dei Medici – and Caterina de’ Medici, Storia segreta di un faida famigliare. These last two books have been translated in French and will be translated in Polish, Russian and Chinese.
He is one of the curators of the national edition of Niccolò Machiavelli’s letters
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