The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped

The Artist, the Philosopher, and the Warrior: The Intersecting Lives of Da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Borgia and the World They Shaped

Paul Strathern


Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Cesare Borgia—three iconic figures whose intersecting lives give you the foundation for this impressive paintings of narrative heritage. they can now not were extra diverse, and they'd meet just for a little while in 1502, however the occasions that transpired after they did might considerably adjust every one man’s perceptions—and the process Western history.

In 1502, Italy was once riven through clash, with the town of Florence because the final prize. Machiavelli, the consummate political manipulator, tried to placate the savage Borgia via volunteering Leonardo to be Borgia’s leader army engineer. That autumn, the 3 males embarked jointly on a quick, perilous, and fateful trip during the mountains, distant villages, and hill cities of the Italian Romagna—the information of that have been printed in Machiavelli’s frequent dispatches and Leonardo’s meticulous notebooks. 

Superbly written and carefully researched, The Artist, the thinker, and the Warrior is a piece of narrative genius—whose topic is the character of genius itself.

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