Introducing Machiavelli

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ISBN: 9781848319783
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Number of pages: 176
Author: Patrick Curry
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

Download and read online Introducing Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB Illustrated guide to the crucial Italian philosopher and author of The Prince. 'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifying frankness as a practical guide to power. Is it a how-to manual for dictators, a cynical philosophy of 'the end justifies the means', or a more complex and subtle analysis of successful government? Machiavelli was a loyal servant of the Florentine republic. His opposition to Medici despotism led him to torture on the rack and exile, and yet he chose as his model for the Prince the most notorious tyrant, Cesare Borgia. Introducing Machiavelli traces the colourful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society. This book brings the creative turbulence of Renaissance Italy to life, and presents a compelling portrait of a key figure of European political history.


Introducing Machiavelli

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ISBN: PSU:000058834497
Release Date: 2000-02-24
Number of pages: 176
Author: Patrick Curry
Publisher: Totem Books

Download and read online Introducing Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB 'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic work on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains a compellingly frank practical guide to power. Is it a handbook for dictators, a cynical philosophy of 'the end justifies the means' , or a complex analysis of successful government? Introducing Machiavelli traces the colourful life of this paradoxical Renaissance realist, whose clearsighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist, and who is now central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society.


Introducing Machiavelli

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ISBN: 1848311753
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: Patrick Curry
Publisher: Icon Books

Download and read online Introducing Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB Illustrated guide to the crucial Italian philosopher and author of The Prince. 'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifying frankness as a practical guide to power. Is it a how-to manual for dictators, a cynical philosophy of 'the end justifies the means', or a more complex and subtle analysis of successful government? Machiavelli was a loyal servant of the Florentine republic. His opposition to Medici despotism led him to torture on the rack and exile, and yet he chose as his model for the Prince the most notorious tyrant, Cesare Borgia. Introducing Machiavelli traces the colourful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society. This book brings the creative turbulence of Renaissance Italy to life, and presents a compelling portrait of a key figure of European political history.


Introducing Machiavelli

Filename: introducing-machiavelli.pdf
ISBN: 1840468440
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 174
Author: Patrick Curry
Publisher: Icon Books

Download and read online Introducing Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB Machiavellian is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifiying frankness as a practical guide to power. Introducing Machiavelli traces the colourful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society.


Machiavelli Goes to the Movies

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ISBN: 9780739195956
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Number of pages: 216
Author: Eric Kasper
Publisher: Lexington Books

Download and read online Machiavelli Goes to the Movies in PDF and EPUB Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince remains an influential book more than five centuries after he wrote his timeless classic. However, the political philosophy expressed by Machiavelli in his tome is often misunderstood. Although he thought humans to be rational, self-interested creatures, and even though he proposed an approach to politics in which the ends justify the means, Machiavelli was not, as some have argued, simply “a teacher of evil.” The Prince’s many ancient and medieval examples, while relevant to sixteenth century readers, are lost on most of today’s students of Machiavelli. Examples from modern films and television programs, which are more familiar and understandable to contemporary readers, provide a better way to accurately teach Machiavelli’s lessons. Indeed, modern media, such as Breaking Bad, The Godfather, The Walking Dead, Charlie Wilson’s War, House of Cards, Argo, and The Departed, are replete with illustrations that teach Machiavelli’s critical principles, including the need to caress or annihilate, learning “how not to be good,” why it is better to be feared than loved, and how to act as both the lion and the fox. Modern media are used in this book to exemplify the tactics Machiavelli advocated and to comprehensively demonstrate that Machiavelli intended for government actors and those exercising power in other contexts to fight for a greater good and strive to achieve glory.


Machiavelli A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN: 9780191540349
Release Date: 2000-10-12
Number of pages: 128
Author: Quentin Skinner
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Machiavelli A Very Short Introduction in PDF and EPUB 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 distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines of exemplary clarity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Machiavelli The Prince

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ISBN: 9781107393042
Release Date: 1988-10-28
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Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Machiavelli The Prince in PDF and EPUB In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text.


Machiavelli

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ISBN: 9781416556305
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Number of pages: 416
Author: Miles J. Unger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB Examines the life of the Florentine intellectual, his relationships with contemporaries ranging from Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to Cesare Borgia and Pope Alexander VI, his philosophies about power, and the legacy of "The Prince."


The Prince

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ISBN: 3941579258
Release Date: 2009-01-22
Number of pages: 190
Author: Nicolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Classic Books Publishing

Download and read online The Prince in PDF and EPUB Il Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was originally written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term. It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.


Why Machiavelli Matters

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ISBN: 9780275998769
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 159
Author: John D. Bernard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Why Machiavelli Matters in PDF and EPUB This book examines just how relevant Machiavelli's insights are to the country's current debate on the appropriate relations between religion and politics, church and state.


The Prince

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ISBN: 9780937832387
Release Date: 2002-07-16
Number of pages: 140
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Branden Books

Download and read online The Prince in PDF and EPUB Machiavelli, as the Father of Political Science, continues to be translated and read throughout the world. This latest edition contains many illustrations dealing with The Prince.


Conflict Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

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ISBN: 9781441153791
Release Date: 2011-10-20
Number of pages: 224
Author: Filippo Del Lucchese
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Conflict Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza in PDF and EPUB Conflict, Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza explores Spinoza's political philosophy by confronting it with that of Niccolò Machiavelli. Filippo Del Lucchese conducts a study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza from a perspective at once philosophical, historical and political. The book begins by showing how closely tied the two thinkers are in relation to realism. Del Lucchese then goes on to examine the theme of conflict as a crucial element of an understanding of Machiavelli and Spinoza's conceptions of modernity. The book concludes with an examination of the concept of ‘multiplicity' and ‘plural' expressions of politics, namely Machiavelli's popolo and Spinoza's multitudo. Overall, the Machiavelli-Spinoza axis offers a fruitful perspective through which to analyse the relationship between contending ideas of modernity from a historical point of view, and provides an original point of departure for discussing some key theoretical, political and juridical notions that have resurfaced in contemporary debates.


Niccolo Machiavelli

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ISBN: 9780739130636
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 196
Author: Raymond Angelo Belliotti
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Niccolo Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB This book places Machiavelli in historical context but argues that his understanding of moral conflicts is well ahead of his time. Instead of arguing for the autonomy of politics, as is commonly supposed, Machiavelli grapples with the special problems of role-differentiated morality, where the duties of public office often conflict with the demands of conventional morality.


Discourses on Livy

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ISBN: 0226500330
Release Date: 2009-02-27
Number of pages: 424
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Discourses on Livy in PDF and EPUB Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos. "[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the Discourses, often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."—Peter Stothard, The Times "Translated with painstaking accuracy—but also great readability."—Weekly Standard "A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."—Choice


American Machiavelli

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ISBN: 9780521834858
Release Date: 2004-03-08
Number of pages: 347
Author: John Lamberton Harper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online American Machiavelli in PDF and EPUB Alexander Hamilton rose from his humble beginnings as an illegitimate West Indian orphan and emigrant to become the premier statebuilder and strategic thinker of the American Founding generation.