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Publisher Comments:

Classic political theory.

Synopsis:

In this carefully argued commentary on Livy's history of republican Rome, Niccolo Machiavelli proposes a system of government that would uphold civic freedom and security by instilling the virtues of active citizenship, encouraging citizens to put the needs of the state above personal interests.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

Table of Contents

The Discourses Preface

Introduction by Bernard Crick

So Many Machiavellis

The Prince and The Discourses

Republics as Mixed Government

The Mixture as Adaptability

The Value of Conflict

Factors of Social Class

The Conditions for Republican Rule

Theory and Method

Politics and Morality

The Letter to Vettori

Suggestions for Further Reading

THE DISCOURSES OF NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140444285
Editor:
Crick, Bernard
Translator:
Walker, Leslie J.
Translator:
Walker, Leslie J.
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Walker, Leslie J.
Author:
Crick, Bernard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, Eng.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Lectures and lecturing
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Livy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
95134
Publication Date:
19840531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.85x5.00x.92 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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