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Published: 01 September 2018

192 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474437806

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Debating Foreign Policy in the Renaissance

Speeches on War and Peace by Francesco Guicciardini

First Edition

Edited by Marco Cesa

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • A remarkable collection of debates on war, peace, alliance and more
  • Brings together 11 pairs of opposing speeches on foreign policy written by Florentine statesman and historian Francesco Guicciardini (1483--1540)
  • Contain early formulations of concepts such as the balance of power and the security dilemma: ideas that are still in international politics today
  • Highlights the importance of Guicciardini's work for the evolution of international theory