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ISBN-10: 1789146151
ISBN-13: 9781789146158
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 11/11/2022
Dimensions: 8.58" L, 5.43" W, 0.79" H

Machiavelli: From Radical to Reactionary

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From a leading expert on the life and works of Niccolò Machiavelli, a superb overview of the pivotal Renaissance philosopher, writer, and historian.

“Machiavellian” can signify duplicity and amorality in politics, but Machiavelli himself was far more complex than this cliché. A high-ranking Florentine government official and prolific writer of hugely influential political, military, and historical works, Machiavelli was also a vernacular poet, first-rank dramatist, and religious radical, rejecting not only the contemporary Catholic Church but Christianity itself. From champion of Florentine popular republicanism to political radical to conservative, Machiavelli explores the many facets of the man described as the father of modern political philosophy and political science.

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"This work by an outstanding expert on Machiavelli should help to snatch the celebrated Florentine away from political scientists. Black touches on Machiavelli's entire oeuvre, including his sparkling series of political letters and memoranda. We soon see that Machiavelli's literary legacy is a teeming store of insight that also casts light on The Prince, as well as on his reflections concerning republics. The redoubtable Florentine comes through richly in this splendid book."–Lauro Martines, formerly University of California, Los Angeles, leading historian of Renaissance Florence
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Details

ISBN-10: 1789146151
ISBN-13: 9781789146158
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 11/11/2022
Dimensions: 8.58" L, 5.43" W, 0.79" H
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