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The Adviser to Princes

in Machiavelli

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 10418 words.

‘The Adviser to Princes’ considers The Prince, written by Machiavelli in order to recommend himself to the new Medici rulers of Florence. The book is concerned with gaining and holding...

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The Diplomat

in Machiavelli

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 6473 words.

‘The Diplomat’ describes the insight that Machiavelli gained during his diplomatic career. Machiavelli became second chancellor of the Florentine Republic aged 29, despite lacking previous...

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The Historian of Florence

in Machiavelli

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 3993 words.

‘The Historian of Florence’ deals with the employment of Machiavelli's later years. In 1520, he finally gained patronage at the Medici court and was commissioned to write the history of...

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Introduction

in Machiavelli

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 437 words.

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Machiavelli

Quentin Skinner.

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 128 pages.

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction considers the life and impact of the Florentine renaissance humanist, diplomat, historian, and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. Machiavelli...

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The Theorist of Liberty

in Machiavelli

October 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Political Theory. 11636 words.

‘The Theorist of Liberty’ looks at Machiavelli's writings on republics. Machiavelli wrote the Discourses about the constitution of a free state, the maintenance of military power and good...

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