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Ideas in Context : Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince Series Number 79 - Peter Stacey

Ideas in Context

Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince Series Number 79

By: Peter Stacey, Quentin Skinner (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor), Dorothy Ross (Editor), James Tully (Editor)


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Beginning with a sustained analysis of Seneca's theory of monarchy in the treatise De clementia, in this text Peter Stacey traces the formative impact of ancient Roman political philosophy upon medieval and Renaissance thinking about princely government on the Italian peninsula from the time of Frederick II to the early modern period. Roman Monarchy and the Renaissance Prince offers a systematic reconstruction of the pre-humanist and humanist history of the genre of political reflection known as the mirror-for-princes tradition - a tradition which, as Stacey shows, is indebted to Seneca's speculum above all other classical accounts of the virtuous prince - and culminates with a comprehensive and controversial reading of the greatest work of renaissance political theory, Machiavelli's The Prince. Peter Stacey brings to light a story which has been lost from view in recent accounts of the Renaissance debt to classical antiquity, providing a radically revisionist account of the history of the Renaissance prince.

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Roman Princepsp. 21
The Roman Theory of Monarchyp. 23
The Roman Theory and the Formation of the Renaissance Princepsp. 73
The pre-humanist formation of the Renaissance princepsp. 75
The Humanist Princeps in the Trecentop. 117
Royal huminaism in the Regnum Siciliaep. 119
Princely humanism in the Italian civitasp. 145
The Humanist Princeps From the Quattrocento to the High Renaissancep. 171
Princeps, rex, imperatorp. 173
The Machiavellian Attackp. 205
The strategyp. 207
The battlep. 260
Conclusionp. 312
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 332
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ISBN: 9780521869898
ISBN-10: 0521869897
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 16th December 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.7