Civic Liberty and Responsible Government in Francesco Guicciardini’s “Dialogue on Florence”
This colloquium explored the political thought of Francesco Guicciardini (1483–1540), a key figure in the Italian Renaissance and one of the most important intellectual fathers of modern representative government. Focusing mainly on Guicciardini’s Dialogue on the Government of Florence, we investigated Guicciardini’s contributions to the theory of republican liberty.
Guicciardini, Francesco. Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence. Edited by Alison Brown. New York City: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Guicciardini, Francesco. The History of Florence. Translated by M. Domandi. New York City: HarperCollins, 1970.
Guicciardini, Francesco. The History of Italy. Translated by Sidney Alexander. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.