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Discourses on Livy (Dover Value Editions)

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The strategies Machiavelli developed and endorsed in The Prince made his name an enduring synonym for the ruthless acquisition and use of power. Discourses on Livy,and#160;published in 1531, is equally essential to an understanding of political theory. Both treatises compare the government of ancient Rome to that of the Italian Renaissance. The Prince, however, offers advice on maintaining a monarchy; with Discourses, Machiavelli considers the structure and benefits of a republic.

Inspired by Titus Livy's monumental history of Rome, Machiavelli discusses the internal structure of a republic, methods of conducting warfare, and the defining qualities of individual leadership. His explorations of the concept of checks and balances, the strength of a tripartite structure, and the superiority of a republic to a principality keep this book as relevant today as it was five centuries ago.

Synopsis:

This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic'sand#160; internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting leadership qualities.

Synopsis:

This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's  internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting leadership qualities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486461892
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Thomson, Ninian Hill
Author:
Machiavelli
Author:
Niccol
Author:
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Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol
Author:
Niccoland#242
Author:
Thomson, Ninian Hill
Author:
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Author:
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Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Livy
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Value Editions
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.8 lb

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This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic'sand#160; internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting leadership qualities.
"Synopsis" by ,
This influential study contrasts the government of ancient Rome with that of the author's 16th-century contemporaries. Topics include establishing a republic's  internal structure, conducting warfare, and exhibiting leadership qualities.
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