Machiavelli and his times

by D. Erskine Muir

Publisher: W. Heinemann, ltd. in London [etc.]

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  • Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.,
  • Italy -- History -- 1492-1559.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. xv-xvii.

Statementby D. Erskine Muir.
LC ClassificationsDG738.14.M2 M75 1936a
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 262 p.
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6345823M
LC Control Number36032584

  Niccolo Machiavelli, (), writes the greatest treatise on keeping a republic vibrant by comparing Rome to republican Venice. Machiavelli has gained an unwarranted notorious reputation for his "evil" treatise on political thinking and acting through his authorship of "The Prince".Cited by: Depending on outside armies is essentially the same as depending on good fortune. The use of auxiliaries and mercenaries is effective during prosperous times, but in times of adversity, reliance on borrowed troops, like reliance on fortune, is a perilous liability. Summary — Chapter XIV: A Prince’s Concern in Military Matters. Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia ( ) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his. Four new books argue that to understand Machiavelli’s brutal candor, we need to grasp the times that made him: the tangled and violent politics of Italy between , when he took office as a.

Having affirmed the value of free will, Machiavelli limits it by asserting that even though it may be possible to vary one's actions to suit the times, no one ever does. Machiavelli implies that this is because virtù is an inherent, natural quality that the prince cannot change. People act according to their character and cannot change their. Share - Machiavelli His Life and Times by Alexander Lee Hardcover Book. Machiavelli His Life and Times by Alexander Lee Hardcover Book. Be the first to write a review. About this product. Brand new: lowest price. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable).   The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli () is often cited, but rarely quoted. Many people who mention him believe they know what he is all about in his advice to princes, in general, and the ruler of the Florentine Republic, in particular—Lorenzo "The Magnificent." “Machiavellian” is defined by Webster’s Collegiate dictionary, 10th Edition, as "suggesting the.   Part Four of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli YouTube Video. Part Five of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli YouTube Video. Background Information. Although The Prince was first published in (after his death), he wrote it in Machiavelli wrote his timeless classic to regain favor with the Medici family.

  During his lifetime, he was married to a woman called Marietta Corsini and had six children; four sons and two daughters. A sculpture of Machiavelli. What Was Machiavelli Famous For? Machiavelli was a very well-known person in his day and won the hearts of many people with his Author: Samuel Daniel.   In Wolf Hall, while Thomas Cromwell is getting over his wife’s death, he whiles away the time reading Niccolò Machiavelli’s Principalities: “it is a Latin edition, shoddily printed in Naples, which seems to have passed through many hands.”Actually it must have been a manuscript not a printed copy, because we are in early , and the first edition was published three years later, but.

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This energetic little book started out as a series of talks for French public radio inand it offers a knowing guide to Machiavelli’s life and work. The tone, in Willard Wood’s. Perhaps more surprisingly, given the rigorously biographical focus of his book, Lee presents a novel interpretation of his subject’s thinking.

Machiavelli, Lee argues persuasively, was a radical conservative who aimed to show his fellow-citizens how to reclaim self-government from a corrupt oligarchy.

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Niccolo Machiavelli was being called diabolical almost as soon as his book The Prince was published in And he and his most famous work have remained synonymous with the utmost political cynicism. Niccolò Machiavelli and His Times by Pasquale Villari.

Publication date Publisher C. Paul & co. Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English Volume 1.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by. When the Medici returned to power in Florence inMachiavelli was imprisoned, tortured and nearly executed before packing off to his family’s property.

He whiled away his. “Machiavelli’s Dangerous Book for Men,” by Michael Arditti, JanuThe Telegraph “Machiavelli’s Main Man,” by Alexander Stille, MaThe Los Angeles Times. Basically, Machiavelli used the word virtue multiple times in his book to refer the total required qualities for being a powerful leader.

However, other concepts of virtue exist as : Parham Marandi. The result is a life of Machiavelli that must surely be definitive in its faithfulness to the man and his experience of his time.

Perhaps more surprisingly, given the rigorously biographical focus of his book, Lee presents a novel interpretation of his subject’s thinking.4/5(4).

Just $ per week *. Select. Purchase a Digital subscription for $ per week You will be billed $ per month after the trial ends. Save 33%. MyFT – track the topics most important to. Machiavelli was suspected of conspiracy and outlawed.

It was during this time that he wrote his most famous work yet: The Prince. His theories reflected on how rulers and leaders ought to rule and maintain power.

His perspective on human nature can make his. Strauss concludes his book Thoughts on Machiavelli by proposing that this promotion of progress leads directly to the modern arms race.

Strauss argued that the unavoidable nature of such arms races, which have existed before modern times and led to the collapse of peaceful civilizations, provides us with both an explanation of what is most Born: 3 MayFlorence, Republic of Florence. Appears in books from Page - Dell' anima, ond' ell' entri, o ond' ell' esca, O come il nocciol si stia nella pesca., Hanno studiato in su n Appears in 36 books from Niccolò Machiavelli and His Times, Volume 2 Niccolò Machiavelli and His Times, Pasquale Villari: Author: Pasquale Villari: Translated by: Linda White Mazini Villari ("Mrs.

Villari, ") Publisher: C. Paul & Company, Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. The book fully described Machiavelli, his life and times. I read this book because I wanted to learn more about Machiavelli after reading The Artist, The Philosopher and The Warrior: DaVinci, Machiavelli and Borgia and The World They Shaped by Paul Strathern.

It was a fascinating account of how the three men crossed paths between - ish/5. Niccolò Machiavelli lost his job in He had been secretary to the chancery for the Republic of Florence sincebut the Medici family retook the city-state by force and installed their prince as leader, banishing Machiavelli from government.

There being no blogs, Machiavelli retreated to his farm outside of Florence to write a treatise for the new rulers on how to govern—a document. Buy Machiavelli: His Life and Times Main Market by Lee, Dr Alexander (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(3). Writings. In office Machiavelli wrote a number of short political discourses and poems (the Decennali) on Florentine history. It was while he was out of office and in exile, however, that the “Florentine Secretary,” as Machiavelli came to be called, wrote the works of political philosophy for which he is remembered.

Machiavelli was destined for a life of civil service, but became a victim of the times he lived in. This power-player bet against the Medici and paid for it for the rest of his life. Publisher description: Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it.

Offering the first brief introduction to Machiavelli’s thought to appear in twenty-five years, Skinner focuses on his three major works, The Prince, Discourses, and The History of discusses the influence of Roman moral thought on Machiavelli, concentrating on the.

However, mostly Machiavelli was known through his critics, in particular that of Innocent Gentillet, who published his damning Discours contre Machievel in (in French).

Gentillet was the prime force that made the popular the association of Machiavelli with Satan among Elizabethan dramatists and poets (q.v. Machiavelli and the Elizabethan. After his involvement in an unsuccessful attempt to organize a Florentine militia against the return of the Medici family to power in became known, Machiavelli was tortured, jailed and.

The Prince (Italian: Il Principe [il ˈprintʃipe], Latin: De Principatibus) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò his correspondence, a version appears to have been distributed inusing a Latin title, De Principatibus (Of Principalities). However, the printed version was not published untilfive years after Author: Niccolò Machiavelli.

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’, an evil work of genius, still fascinates years on Opinion: Parallels have been drawn between his work and the ideology of Italian fascism Tue,Author: Michael Sanfey.

Alexander Lee's Machiavelli: His Life and Times sets a wholly new standard for English-language biographies of the Florentine thinker, synthesising recent academic research and placing his subject in a vividly described context of Renaissance society and everyday life -- Tony Barber * Financial Times * His life and times are presented in their complex, contradictory fullness, as is Machiavelli 5/5(1).

Yet the book on which his reputation rests, The Prince, contains lessons for all times. The Prince was Machiavelli's conception of the kind of leader Italy required in the early s, and a detailed blueprint of the path that leader must follow to gain success.

The book is dedicated to the current ruler of Florence, and it is readily apparent that Machiavelli intends for his advice to be taken seriously by the powerful men of his time. It is a practical guide for a ruler rather than an abstract treatise of philosophy.

Inshortly after he appeared in several episodes of “The Sopranos,” he recorded his first book: Machiavelli’s “The Prince,” a project he accepted as a favor for a friend who was Author: Susan Dominus. It’s a book about Machiavelli, his times, his sources, and his political ideas – much like those titles by Mansfield, Viroli and others.

It is not a chapter-by-chapter guide to The Prince, which is what one might expect from a title that extolled a book as a “Reader’s Guide.”.

In every case, Machiavelli proved a worthy brother-in-arms who, because he had thrown light on his own times, threw light on ours – proving himself a contemporary in the very best sense.Great leaders have always tried to emulate the qualities of those worthy examples who preceded them.

By studying their precepts in good times, the prince will be ready when fortune changes. Analysis. Chapter 14 marks the end of Machiavelli's discussion of armies and the beginning of his exploration of the prince's character.