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Machiavelli and Republicanism : Ideas in Context - Gisela Bock

Machiavelli and Republicanism

Ideas in Context

By: Gisela Bock (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor), Maurizio Viroli (Editor), Lorraine Daston (Editor), Dorothy Ross (Editor)

Paperback Published: 3rd May 1993
ISBN: 9780521435895
Number Of Pages: 332

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This highly acclaimed volume brings together some of the world's foremost historians of ideas to consider Machiavelli's political thought in the larger context of the European republican tradition, and the image of Machiavelli held by other republicans. An international team of scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (notably law, philosophy, history and the history of political thought) explore both the immediate Florentine context in which Machiavelli wrote, and the republican legacy to which he contributed.

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"The collection as a whole provides a synopsis of what is still probably the most powerful tradition in European political thought; and this is the best collection of essays on that topic now available." Times Literary Supplement

List of contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Machiavelli and The Republican Experiencep. 1
Machiavelli and Florentine republican experiencep. 3
Machiavelli and the crisis of the Italian republicsp. 17
Florentine republicanism in the early sixteenth centuryp. 41
Machiavelli, servant of the Florentine republicp. 71
The controversy surrounding Machiavelli's service to the republicp. 101
Machiavelli and Republican Ideasp. 119
Machiavelli's Discorsi and the pre-humanist origins of republican ideasp. 121
Machiavelli and the republican idea of politicsp. 143
The theory and practice of warfare in Machiavelli's republicp. 173
Civil discord in Machiavelli's Istorie Fiorentinep. 181
Machiavelli and the Republican Heritagep. 203
The Machiavellian moment and the Dutch Revolt: the rise of neostoicism and Dutch republicanismp. 205
Milton's republicanism and the tyranny of heavenp. 225
A controversial republican: Dutch views of Machiavelli in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesp. 247
Montesquieu and the new republicanismp. 265
The Morality of Republicanismp. 281
The ethos of the republic and the reality of politicsp. 283
The republican ideal of political libertyp. 293
Indexp. 310
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ISBN: 9780521435895
ISBN-10: 0521435897
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 3rd May 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48