The “little book” suffered many vicissitudes before attaining the form sopra which it has reached us

This result was attained durante the battle of Vaila, when Venice lost mediante one day all that she had won sopra eight hundred years

The remaining years of Machiavelli’s official career were filled with events arising out of the League of Cambrai, made con 1508 between the three great European powers already mentioned and the pope, with the object of crushing the Venetian Republic. Florence had per difficult part puro play during these events, complicated as they were by the feud which broke out between the pope and the French, because friendship with France had dictated the entire policy of the Republic. Continue reading