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Machiavelli - The First Century

Studies in Enthusiasm, Hostility, and Irrelevance (Oxford-Warburg Studies)

by Sydney Anglo

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages778
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Open LibraryOL7404463M
ISBN 100199267766
ISBN 109780199267767

  Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian-born humanist, historian, politician, and writer that dwelled in the century. Right after the Medicis’ rule collapsed and Savonarola’s political failure in , Niccolò Machiavelli received an offer from the new “Republican regime” to work as .   Machiavelli has a great admiration for the possible and potential, but finds himself inexorably drawn to the practical, dealing with situations as they are, thus becoming an early champion of realpolitik carried forward into this century by the likes of Kissinger, Thatcher, Nixon, and Cited by:

  The first thing Machiavelli says is that his little book contains all the “understanding of the deeds of great men” he has gathered from his experience and studies, which cost him much trouble. He underscores that he is giving the prince “knowledge and understanding,” later even saying that the book demands to be “diligently studied. Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince has been one of the most widely read and quoted book about politics during the past five centuries. But in the democracies of the information age, new ideas are needed to make government prosper through the next century.5/5(5).

  The first chapter gives an outline of the book discussing various styles of ruling as a prince, character traits that a ruler should have and the political situation of Italy in the 16th century. The book is composed of 26 chapters which fall into four major sections. In part one Machiavelli discusses the four types of principalities/5(15). Before Machiavelli had got "The Prince" off his hands he commenced his "Discourse on the First Decade of Titus Livius," which should be read concurrently with "The Prince." These and several minor works occupied him until the year , when he accepted a small commission to look after the affairs of some Florentine merchants at Genoa.


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Before his exile, Machiavelli had navigated the volatile political environment of 16th-century Italy as a statesman.

There were constant power. Machiavelli - The First Century book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Between and Niccol Machiavelli wrote a series o 4/5(1). Niccolò Machiavelli, the Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher and humanist, is regarded by many as the founder of modern political science.

His most renowned work, ‘The Prince’, continues to cause great controversy for its advocacy of immoral and ruthless actions in politics.

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. The Prince is a political treatise by Niccolo Machiavelli, written in and first published in It describes how to acquire power, create a state, and keep it, and it represents Machiavelli’s effort to provide a guide for political action based on history and his own experience as a statesman.

In Machiavelli was sent to Rome for the duration of the conclave that elected Pope Julius II, an enemy of the Borgias, whose election Cesare had unwisely aided.

Machiavelli watched Cesare’s decline and, in a poem (First Decennale), celebrated his imprisonment, a burden that “he deserved as a rebel against Christ.” Altogether. The first chapter gives an outline of the book discussing various styles of ruling as a prince, character traits that a ruler should have and the political situation of Italy in the 16th century.

The book is composed of 26 chapters which fall into four major sections.5/5(10). The Prince is one of the most influential works in political theory and realpolitik.

Arguably, it is the first work on realpolitik. Machiavelli wrote this book during a time of great turmoil in Italy, and from his long experience as a diplomat he came to the conclusion that lofty ideals had no place in politics/5(K). Between and Niccolò Machiavelli wrote a series of works dealing with political, military, and historical matters.

One of these (the 'Arte della guerra') was published inbut the rest of his major writings were not published untilnearly five years after his death. They continued to be reissued regularly, well into the early seventeenth century. Anglo's first book on Machiavelli was a sustained attempt to argue that his reputation as a serious political thinker has been much exaggerated.

Few students of the subject appear to have been convinced by his thesis, and this second book represents a return to the : Humfrey Butters.

For example, on multiple occasions Machiavelli endorses throwing a big party for all of your enemies and then surprising them with a big murder-feast like a Game of Throwns red wedding.

Using all of The Prince as a step-by-step twenty-first century how-to management book will. Get this from a library. Machiavelli - The First Century. [Sydney Anglo] -- Between and Niccolo Machiavelli wrote a series of works dealing with political, military, and historical matters.

One of these (the 'Arte della guerra') was published inbut the rest. Machiavelli for the Twenty-First Century F or a hundred years afterdefeats for the Left typically came in two, tightly intermeshed, forms.

Crushing blows—,—alternating with unexpected bouts of prosperity, could contain, for a time, the aspirations of those demanding more than the owners of society and their Author: Gopal Balakrishnan. Book Description: A new, critical introduction to Machiavelli's thought for students of politics and philosophy.

All students of Western political thought encounter Niccolò Machiavelli's work. Nevertheless, his writing continues to puzzle scholars and readers who are uncertain how to deal with the seeming paradoxes they encounter. Niccolò Machiavelli Early sixteenth century Italian political and literary figure, Niccolò Machiavelli, was the pioneer of the modern political theory.

Inspired by his masterpiece, The Prince, the term “Machiavellian” was coined to describe the use of unscrupulous methods to achieve diabolical ends as endorsed by Machiavelli in the book. Machiavelli - the first century: studies in enthusiasm, hostility, and irrelevance. Responsibility Sydney Anglo.

nearly five years after his death. They continued to be reissued regularly, well into the early seventeenth century. The popularity of Machiavelli's books, the variety of his themes, the different contexts within which.

The first known review of the most famous work of the Florentine Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, certainly did not anticipate a best-seller: “I found this type of book to be written by an enemy of the human race” (Kraye ), concluded the Cardinal Pole five years after the death of the Italian writer inwhen the book finally got into press.

“The Prince” is a 16th Century how-to book on running a country written by Niccolo Machiavelli. Published five years after his death in ,”The Prince” was written as a satire by Machiavelli while he was exiled from his home country of Italy after he was accused of being against the ruler of the then Florentine state, Lorenzo de Medici.

Claim: Niccolò Machiavelli can be considered the father of modern political We have your book, “Machiavelli On Modern Leadership”, we have your testimony that even among the very well educated Interns you referred to, there was no light when you mentioned Machiavelli.

Machiavelli in Tumult (originally published in Italian in ) is the first book-length study entirely devoted to analyzing this idea, its ancient roots (never before identified), its enduring (but often invisible) influence up until the American and the French Revolution (and beyond), and its Author: Gabriele Pedullà.Get this from a library!

Machiavelli - the first century: studies in enthusiasm, hostility, and irrelevance. [Sydney Anglo] -- Written in a lively and trenchant style, this new interpretation of the impact of Machievalli is an original contribution of high quality by a leading expert .Aristotle and Plato share the same view (which might indicate to what extent the classical philosophers were influenced by Hebrew revelation [a totally separate subject as yet unexplored by academia]).

Machiavelli wrote in the first half of the sixteenth century. He was thinking out from the Judeo-Christian perspective of 'original sin'.