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Uniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail, Machiavelli's Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics. Harvey Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli's politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project, and shows him to be the founder of such modern and diverse institutions as the impersonal state and the energetic executive. Accessible and elegant, this groundbreaking interpretation explains the puzzles and reveals the ambition of Machiavelli's thought.

"The book brings together essays that have mapped [Mansfield's] paths of reflection over the past thirty years. . . . The ground, one would think, is ancient and familiar, but Mansfield manages to draw out some understandings, or recognitions, jarringly new."—Hadley Arkes, New Criterion

"Mansfield's book more than rewards the close reading it demands."—Colin Walters, Washington Times

"[A] masterly new book on the Renaissance courtier, statesman and political philosopher. . . . Mansfield seeks to rescue Machiavelli from liberalism's anodyne rehabilitation."—Roger Kimball, The Wall Street Journal

Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Preface

1: Machiavelli's Virtue

2: Necessity in the Beginnings of Cities

3: Burke and Machiavelli on Principles in Politics

4: Machiavelli and the Idea of Progress

5: An Introduction to Machiavelli's Florentine Histories

6: Party and Sect in Machiavelli's Florentine Histories

7: An Introduction to The Prince

8: An Introduction to Machiavelli's Art of War

9: Strauss's Machiavelli

10: Machiavelli's New Regime

11: Machiavelli's Political Science

12: Machiavelli's Stato and the Impersonal Modern State

13: Machiavelli and the Modern Executive

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226503691
Author:
Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, Jr.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Mansfield, Harvey C., Jr.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Machiavelli, niccolo, 1469-1527
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
460
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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