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Machiavelli : a very short introduction

Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Very short introductions, 31.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner focuses on three major works, The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence, and distills from them an introduction to Machiavelli of exemplary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolo Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Skinner
ISBN: 0192854070 9780192854070 0199504644 9780199504640
OCLC Number: 44184445
Notes: "For this new edition I have thoroughly revised my text and brought the bibliography up to date"--Preface.
Description: 110 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. The diplomat --
2. The adviser to princes --
3. The theorist of liberty --
4. The historian of Florence --
Works by Machiavelli quoted in the text.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 31.
Responsibility: Quentin Skinner.
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Quentin Skinner focuses on three major works, The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence, and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines of exemplary clarity.  Read more...

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"[An] excellent brief study, incorporating much recent research effectively without losing the author's own distinctive viewpoint. Lucidly written. A fine contribution."--Marcia L. Colish, Oberlin Read more...

 
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