Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The History of Italy” as Want to Read:
The History of Italy
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The History of Italy

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  39 ratings  ·  2 reviews

In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captain--and persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florence--retired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy--both a brilliant portrayal of t
Paperback, Abridged edition, 488 pages
Published June 1st 1984 by Princeton University Press (first published 1540)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The History of Italy, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The History of Italy

The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoRomeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareIf on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo CalvinoThe Divine Comedy by Dante AlighieriThe Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
426th out of 534 books — 218 voters
The Decameron by Giovanni BoccaccioThe Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di LampedusaZeno's Conscience by Italo SvevoThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoInferno by Dante Alighieri
Best Italian Novels
55th out of 121 books — 14 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 111)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
An excellent (and reasonably unbiased) history of the early 16th Century (1494-1534), not just of Italy, but of Europe, the Ottoman Empire, the New World and northern Africa, viewed from a (Florentine) Italian point of view.
I found this to informative and entertaining to read
Haley Simpson
Haley Simpson is currently reading it
Mar 24, 2015
Shane marked it as to-read
Mar 23, 2015
Eric Lembke
Eric Lembke marked it as to-read
Feb 14, 2015
Daniel Ribera
Daniel Ribera marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2015
Joe marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2015
Faris Al-Twal
Faris Al-Twal marked it as to-read
Jan 13, 2015
Alex added it
Feb 28, 2015
Sarah Koob
Sarah Koob marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2014
Sophia marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2014
Alessandra marked it as to-read
Nov 24, 2014
Maria marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2014
Mattia marked it as to-read
Nov 13, 2014
Bugenhagen marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2014
Thing Two
Thing Two marked it as to-read
Nov 02, 2014
Veronica Williams
Veronica Williams marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2014
Tom Schneitter
Tom Schneitter marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2014
Josh marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2014
Dominic Sadler
Dominic Sadler marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2014
Huong Pham
Huong Pham marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Maxims and Reflections: Ricordi Guicciardini: Dialogue on the Government of Florence Ricordi di Francesco Guicciardini (Italian Edition) I classici del Pensiero Italiano - Francesco Guicciardini Storia d'Italia

Share This Book