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Machiavelli

Machiavelli (Paperback)

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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 with the Florentine establishment, and as a result his final compositions - including his famous Florentine Histories - represent a return to more conventional norms.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 28/02/2006 ISBN-13: 9780582784062  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert Black is Professor of Renaissance History at the University of Leeds, with publications in the fields of Renaissance humanism, school and university education, Florentine political history, Renaissance historiography and the history of the classical tradition. His books include Benedetto Accolti and the Florentine Renaissance (1985), Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy (2001), Education and Society in Florentine Tuscany (2007) and Studies in Renaissance Humanism and Politics (2011).

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