4umi Nicolò Machiavelli : The Art of War

Dell'arte della guerra - On the Art of War

We are witness to a discussion among Machiavelli's friends; a dialogue between the condotierri captain, Fabrizio Colonna, and each of the others in turn acting as questioner.

Machiavelli's On the Art of War is a technical treatise different from his more famous The Prince in that it discusses politics specifically related to warfare. Written in 1521, it is a first modern attempt at classical military thought.

It is not known, but not probable either, whether Machiavelli knew the (much) earlier book of the same title by Sun Tzu.

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