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Discursos de Nicolao Machiaueli: Juan Lorenzo Ottevanti’s Spanish Translation of Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy (1552)

Discursos de Machiaueli (Medina del Campo, 1552 & 1555) is Juan Lorenzo Ottevanti’s Spanish translation of Niccolò Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy. This is the first critical edition of this text, whose aim is to reproduce not Machiavelli’s but the translator’s intention, thereby allowing scholars to examine the modes in which Machiavelli’s political and military thought was made intelligible to Spaniards in the early modern period. In his Introduction, Howard demonstrates that its original publication engaged in fascinating ways the ongoing Spanish imperial project in both the European and American contexts.

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Table of Contents



Early Spanish Translations of Machiavelli

Juan Lorenzo Ottevanti and Guillermo de Millis

The Triumph in the Spanish Imperial Project Around the Middle of the Sixteenth Century

Machiavelli in Valladolid circa 1552:
The Debate Between Bartolomé de las Casas and Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda

Note on the Translation

Note on the Text

Table I: Italian Editions of Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy: 1531-1552


Discursos de Nicolao Machiaueli

Front Matter

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Textual Notes

Typographical Emendations

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