Machiavelli

Machiavelli

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by Quentin Skinner
     
 

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Niccolò Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil deeds in order to ensure the general good of the state, and ever since his name has signified duplicity and immorality. But is his sinister reputation deserved? To answer this question, Quentin Skinner focuses on three of Machiavelli’s major works—The Prince<

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Niccolò Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil deeds in order to ensure the general good of the state, and ever since his name has signified duplicity and immorality. But is his sinister reputation deserved? To answer this question, Quentin Skinner focuses on three of Machiavelli’s major works—The Prince, Discourses, and The History of Florence. His analyses and distillation of these texts provide an introduction of exemplary clarity to Machiavelli’s doctrines.

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"[An] excellent brief study, incorporating much recent research effectively without losing the author's own distinctive viewpoint. Lucidly written. A fine contribution."—Marcia L. Colish, Oberlin College

"An exceptionally lucid biographical sketch and analysis of Machiavelli's ideology. For beginning students of this subject, I have never found anything better."—James E. McGoldrick, Cedarville College

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ISBN-13:
9781402782145
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
A Brief Insight
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
933,005
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16 MB
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James E. Goldrick
An exceptionally lucid biographical sketch and analysis of Machiavelli's ideology. For beginning students of this subject, I have never found anything better.
—(James E. McGoldrick, Cedarville College)
Marcia L. Colish
[An] excellent brief study, incorporating much recent research effectively without losing the author's own distinctive viewpoint. Lucidly written. A fine contribution.
—(Marcia L. Colish, Oberlin College)

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Quentin Skinner is the Regus Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Christ's college. His numerous books on such subjects as political theory have been translated into many languages. In 1979, his two-volume study The Foundations of Modern Political Thought won the Wolfson Literary Prize.

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