Republican Realism in Renaissance Florence: Francesco Guicciardini's "Discorso di Logrogno"

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In this exciting book, Athanasios Moulakis makes available, for the first time in English, the important essay How to Bring Order to Popular Government, by Renaissance thinker Francesco Guicciardini. In addition to his valuable and lucid translation of the essay, Moulakis provides an engaging analysis of this important work. He shows that, far from representing a revival of ancient republicanism, the long maturation of Florentine constitutional thought—brought to lucid expression by Guicciardini—points to a ...

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Overview

In this exciting book, Athanasios Moulakis makes available, for the first time in English, the important essay How to Bring Order to Popular Government, by Renaissance thinker Francesco Guicciardini. In addition to his valuable and lucid translation of the essay, Moulakis provides an engaging analysis of this important work. He shows that, far from representing a revival of ancient republicanism, the long maturation of Florentine constitutional thought—brought to lucid expression by Guicciardini—points to a distinctly modern idea of the republican state. Republican Realism in Renaissance Florence is a unique and important book which will be of great value to historians and political theorists alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Paul A. Rahe
This is a work that should secure for itself a wide readership not only among scholars of the Italian Renaissance, but also among students of political theory and among historians of ancient and of modern republican government. I found the translation eminently readable. . . I found the overall argument fascinating. . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847689934
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Athanasios Moulakis is director of the Herbst Program of Humanities, Herbst Professor of Humanities, and professor of political science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of Beyond Utility: Liberal Education for a Technological Age.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Realist Constitutionalism Chapter 2 Francesco Guicciardini and His Reputation as a Writer Chapter 3 Florentine Politics and the Realist Tradition Chapter 4 The Humanist Chancellors and the Friar Chapter 5 The Discourse Chapter 6 Francesco Guicciardini: Discorso di Logrogno Chapter 7 Appendix A: Chronology of Florentine Institutional Development Chapter 8 Appedix B: Chronology of Franscesco Guicciardini Chapter 9 Bibliography Chapter 10 Index

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