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Machiavelli (Brief Insight)

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Niccolò Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil deeds in order to ensure the general good of the state, and ever since his name has signified duplicity and immorality. But is his sinister reputation deserved? To answer this question, Quentin Skinner focuses on three of Machiavellis major works—The Prince, Discourses, and The History of Florence. His analyses and distillation of these texts provide an introduction of exemplary clarity to Machiavellis doctrines.

Synopsis:

Niccolò Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil deeds in order to ensure the general good of the state, and ever since his name has signified duplicity and immorality. But is his sinister reputation deserved? To answer this question, Quentin Skinner focuses on three of Machiavellis major works—The Prince, Discourses, and The History of Florence. His analyses and distillation of these texts provide an introduction of exemplary clarity to Machiavellis doctrines.

About the Author

Quentin Skinner is the Regus Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Christ's college. His numerous books on such subjects as political theory have been translated into many languages. In 1979, his two-volume study The Foundations of Modern Political Thought won the Wolfson Literary Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402775291
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Subject:
Political scientists
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
BG-REFERENCE - BG-REFERENCE
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Brief Insight
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5 in

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Niccolò Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil deeds in order to ensure the general good of the state, and ever since his name has signified duplicity and immorality. But is his sinister reputation deserved? To answer this question, Quentin Skinner focuses on three of Machiavellis major works—The Prince, Discourses, and The History of Florence. His analyses and distillation of these texts provide an introduction of exemplary clarity to Machiavellis doctrines.

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