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Machiavelli.

Author: Robert Black
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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Machiavelli is history's most startling political commentator. Recent interpreters have minimised his originality, but this book restores his radicalism. Robert Black shows a clear development in Machiavelli's thought. In his most subversive works The Prince, the Discourses on Livy, The Ass and Mandragola he rejected the moral and political values inherited by the Renaissance from antiquity and the middle ages.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Robert.
Machiavelli.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Niccolò Machiavelli
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Black
ISBN: 9781317699576 1317699572 9781317699583 1317699580
OCLC Number: 864414245
Description: 1 online resource (405 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; About the author; Publisher's acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Editions, citations and translations; Preface; PART ONE Machiavelli and Florence; 1 Florence and the Machiavelli family; 2 Early life, education and first writings; 3 Chancery career: Machiavelli and Florentine politics; 4 The chancery years: diplomatic activities and literary production; Diplomacy; Chancery writings and private correspondence; Poetry; PART TWO The voice of experience; 5 The Prince: context; Interregnum; Dismissal, imprisonment, torture and release. Waiting for something to turn upThe correspondence with Vettori; Aims and setting; Contents and genesis; Date; Discontinuities; 6 The Prince: message and meaning; The environment of politics; The purpose of politics; Virtus, virtù and the virtues; Forces beyond reason; Ancient and modern examples; Machiavelli in The Prince: constitutional monarchist? Visionary or realist?; Dénouement; PART THREE The return to classical humanism; 7 The Discourses: context; 1515-1519: personal frustrations and the Second Decade; The Discourses: date and genesis; The Rucellai gardens and the Discourses. 8 The Discourses: meaning and significanceScope and aims; The Discourses and The Prince: core ideas; The Discourses: developing views; New directions; A new political vocabulary?; The Discourses and The Prince: the lessons of ancient history; The Prince and the Discourses: two contradictory texts?; PART FOUR Man of letters; 9 Poetry, theatre, narrative; The Ass; Mandragola; Belfagor, Serenata, On Occasion; Discourse on Our Language; Clizia; PART FIVE The return to diplomacy and public service; 10 Politics and history; The Art of War; The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca. Later constitutional writingsFlorentine Histories; 11 The diplomat and adviser to princes reborn; The correspondence with Guicciardini; The diplomat recalled; The public servant reinstated; The last literary productions; The end; Bibliography; Notes; Index.

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Machiavelli is history's most startling political commentator. Recent interpreters have minimised his originality, but this book restores his radicalism. Robert Black shows a clear development in Machiavelli's thought. In his most subversive works The Prince, the Discourses on Livy, The Ass and Mandragola he rejected the moral and political values inherited by the Renaissance from antiquity and the middle ages. These outrageous compositions were all written in mid-life, when Machiavelli was a political outcast in his native Florence. Later he was reconciled wi.

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