Discourses on Livy

Discourses on Livy

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by Niccolo Machiavelli
     
 

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The Discourses on Livy is a work of political history and philosophy composed in the early 16th century by the famed Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), best known as the author of The Prince. Where The Prince is devoted to advising the ruler of a principality, i.e., a type of monarchy, the Discourses purport to

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The Discourses on Livy is a work of political history and philosophy composed in the early 16th century by the famed Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), best known as the author of The Prince. Where The Prince is devoted to advising the ruler of a principality, i.e., a type of monarchy, the Discourses purport to explain the structure and benefits of a republic, a form of government based on popular consent and control. It is considered almost unanimously by scholars to be if not the first, then certainly the most important, work on republicanism in the early modern period.

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ISBN-13:
2940012760777
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
07/25/2011
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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Discourses on Livy (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for anyone who is interested in learning about political theory and leadership. Machiavelli describes in detail of what it takes to have a successful and lasting government. If you liked Machiavelli's "the Prince" or if you are interested in learning about politics and leadership I highly recommend this book. Machiavelli uses examples from the ancient Roman republic and also examples of governments from his own time to support his theories on what is necessary to do in order to create and maintain a successful goverment. He also gives advice on how to be a successful leader and politician along with advice on how to manage war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago