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Machiavelli : a very short introduction, Quentin Skinner

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Machiavelli : a very short introduction
Title
Machiavelli
Title remainder
a very short introduction
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Quentin Skinner
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Language
eng
Summary
Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner traces the course of Machiavelli's adult life, from his time as Second Chancellor of the Florentine republic, during which he met with kings, the pope, and the Holy Roman Emperor; to the fall of the republic in 1512; to his death in 1527. It was after the fall of the Republic that Machiavelli composed his main political works: The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence.In this second edition of his Very Short Introduction Skinner includes new material on The Prince, showing how Machiavelli developed his neo-classical political theory, through engaging in continual dialogue with the ancient Roman moralists and historians, especially Cicero and Livy. The aim of political leaders, Machiavelli argues, should be to act virtuously so far as possible, but to stand ready 'to be not good' when this course of action is dictated by necessity. Exploring the pivotal concept of princely virtue to be found in classical and Renaissance humanist texts, Skinner brings new light to Machiavelli's philosophy of a willingness to do whatever may be necessary - whether moral or otherwise -to maintain a position of power.
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--From publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
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UKMGB
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Skinner, Quentin
Dewey number
320.1/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC143.M4
LC item number
S57 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
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  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Political scientists
  • Political science
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Machiavelli : a very short introduction, Quentin Skinner
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Copyright
Note
Previous edition: 1981
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-113) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The diplomat -- The adviser to princes -- The theorist of liberty -- The historian of Florence
Control code
on1103976078
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition, fully updated new edition.
Extent
xvii, 120 pages
Isbn
9780198837572
Lccn
2018967688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103976078
Label
Machiavelli : a very short introduction, Quentin Skinner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previous edition: 1981
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-113) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The diplomat -- The adviser to princes -- The theorist of liberty -- The historian of Florence
Control code
on1103976078
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition, fully updated new edition.
Extent
xvii, 120 pages
Isbn
9780198837572
Lccn
2018967688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103976078

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