Corrado Vivanti (1928-2012) taught history at the universities of Rome, Turin, and Perugia, and was the editor of the standard edition of the complete works of Machiavelli.
[A] learned intellectual biography. Michael Ignatieff, The Atlantic Informative and . . . level-headed. Keith Miller, The Telegraph Excellent, and accessible to anyone interested in finding out more about Machiavelli. Jonathan Powell, Prospect A fascinating, concise guide to Machiavelli's life and work. Joanna Kavenna, The Spectator Sensible and useful. . . . [Vivanti] sets forth the greatness of Machiavelli, not as a figure of his time, the Renaissance, but as a founder of modernity. Harvey C. Mansfield, Wall Street Journal