Italian Culture Series Presents Lecture on a New Translation of Machiavelli’s “The Prince”
The Italian Culture Series of Immaculata University sponsors a presentation featuring the newest translation of Niccolo Machiavelli´s shocking Renaissance masterpiece. Dr. William J. Connell will be the guest speaker for the event on April 3, at 7:00 p.m. in Loyola Hall on the campus of Immaculata.
Dr. Connell is a professor of history and director of the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute at Seton Hall University. A specialist in late Medieval and early modern European history, he has recently completed a new and major translation of Machiavelli´s "The Prince," which provides, in addition, commentary by philosophers and political leaders from the 16th to the 20th century on the controversial treatise that occupies a unique place in the evolution of political thought in Europe.
"The Prince" is a masterpiece by Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), one of Renaissance Italy´s most original and brilliant thinkers. Widely read for its insights into history and politics, "The Prince" is considered a provocative work of the Italian Renaissance. Based on Machiavelli´s observations of the effectiveness of both ancient and contemporary statesmen, the rules for governing set forth in his manual were considered radical and harsh by his contemporaries and shocking to many since then.
Support for this program is made available by Don V. Perfetti, chair of the Dante Commission on Education and Culture, Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy. The Dante Commission provides scholarships and underwrites educational programs. The Italian Culture Series is now in its 23rd year of presenting programs in art, music, literature, folklore, drama, and history/politics.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 610-647-4400, ext. 3454.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.