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Machiavelli and Empire
     

Machiavelli and Empire

by Mikael Hornqvist, Mikael H. Rnqvist, Quentin Skinner
 

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ISBN-10: 0521839459

ISBN-13: 9780521839457

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Exploring both the political and intellectual contexts within which Machiavelli's political vision was formed, Mikael Hornqvist stresses the classical and rhetorical character of Machiavelli's thought. He analyzes his preoccupation with glory and liberality in relation to the revival of Roman ideas of triumphalism. The result is a revealing account of the formation

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Exploring both the political and intellectual contexts within which Machiavelli's political vision was formed, Mikael Hornqvist stresses the classical and rhetorical character of Machiavelli's thought. He analyzes his preoccupation with glory and liberality in relation to the revival of Roman ideas of triumphalism. The result is a revealing account of the formation of Machiavelli's characteristic preoccupations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839457
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Series:
Ideas in Context Series , #71
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Another philosophy; 2. The Republic's two ends; 3. The natural desire of states; 4. To destroy them or to live there; 5. The triumphator; 6. Rhetoric of hope and despair; 7. Sublunar writing; Conclusion: Cui Bono?

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