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Machiavelli : a life beyond ideology

Author: Paul Oppenheimer
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2011.
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Niccolo di Bernardo Machiavelli is not only one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance, he is also indisputably one of the most influential of political theorists. This book  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Niccolò Machiavelli; Machiavel; Niccolò Machiavelli; Machiavel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Oppenheimer
ISBN: 9781847252210 1847252214
OCLC Number: 820635038
Description: 1 v. (XXV-337 p.) : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Modern evil and the sack of Rome ; Machiavelli and the changing universe: Family and growing up ; Early education ; The cosmic package ; Poetry, music and militarism ; Murder in the Duomo ; A boyhood excursion ; The lost years ; Poetry and the Medici ; The religious revolution ; The world of war and diplomacy: Executions and an official appointment ; Caterina Sforza and the crisis at Pisa ; The military quandary ; On the move with the French king ; The long French patience ; Meeting the Captain-General ; Investigating the sources of power ; Retribution and dominance ; Plans to change the Arno ; The first journey to Rome ; Cesare's downfall and The first decennale ; Anarchy and the citizen militia ; The German enigma ; Victory at Pisa ; A government overthrown ; Into a Tuscan exile: The aftermath of freedom ; Making history at Sant'Andrea ; Power and memory ; The ambush of love ; Literary adventures ; Reflecting on the craft of war ; The dream of history ; Lights before the storm ; The assault on Rome and a fatal illness ; Epilogue: The historical afterglow.
Responsibility: Paul Oppenheimer.
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There is a good analysis of [Machiavelli's] writings... this is a very scholarly volume... Oppenheimer has painted a vivid portrait of the instability of medieval Florence, which had its parallels Read more...

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