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Discourses on Livy (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

Discourses on Livy (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Niccolo Machiavelli
 

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Niccolò Machiavelli warns potential revolutionaries to expel the privileged elites of the old regime or risk certain doom. In the Discourses, he applied himself to the enduring problems of popular government, struggling to devise ways government by the people might survive in the modern world and how the transition from monarchy to republic might be

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Niccolò Machiavelli warns potential revolutionaries to expel the privileged elites of the old regime or risk certain doom. In the Discourses, he applied himself to the enduring problems of popular government, struggling to devise ways government by the people might survive in the modern world and how the transition from monarchy to republic might be managed. Political leaders, activists, and revolutionaries-from Charles V to Antonio Gramsci to Thomas Jefferson-have taken heed of the Discourses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411429505
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
839,299
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence in 1469. At twenty-nine years old, he entered government service in the city-state of Florence as Second Chancellor, a senior post, with responsibilities for relations between Florence and its subject territories in Tuscany and more broadly for foreign affairs. Along with various treatises, plays, and poems, he wrote The Prince (1513), the Discourses (c.1514-1519), the Art of War (1521), and the Florentine Histories (1520-1525). He died in 1527.

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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