'As a retrospective showcase of the work of a major scholar, this is impressive. Skinner's ability to combine political and philosophical insight with minute knowledge of several centuries of political literature is awe inspiring.' Robert Sugden, The Times Higher Education Supplement
' … this is a deeply impressive collection which displays Skinner's exceptional range.' The New York Review
The second of three volumes of essays by Quentin Skinner, one of the world's leading intellectual historians. This collection includes some of his most important work on the political thought of the Italian renaissance, each of which has been carefully revised for publication in this form.