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Machiavellism : The Doctrine of Raison d'Etat and Its Place in Modern History - Friedrich Meinecke

Machiavellism

The Doctrine of Raison d'Etat and Its Place in Modern History

By: Friedrich Meinecke (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9781560009702
Number Of Pages: 487

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Here is a study, by a recognized master in the field of intellectual history, of the challenge put by Machiavelli to the idea that there is a universal moral law governing human behavior. Should the political leader act according to the maxim of "my country right or wrong," or should elites follow the principle of "let justice be done?" Friederich Meinecke, an acknowledged founder of cultural history as a field, follows the discussion of this theme from Machiavelli through such major figures as Richelieu, Frederick the Great, and Hegel, and presents conclusions of enduring significance.

Editor's Preface
Editor's Introduction
Introductionp. 1
The Age of Nascent Absolutism
Machiavellip. 25
The First Opponents of Machiavellism in France: Gentillet and Bodinp. 49
Botero and Boccalinip. 65
Campanellap. 90
The Spread of the Doctrine of Raison D'etat in Italy and Germanyp. 117
The Doctrine of the Best Interest of the State in France at the Time of Richelieu
The Beginnings and the Discours of 1624
Duke Henri de Rohan
Gabriel Naudep. 196
The Age of Mature Absolutism
A Glance at Grotius, Hobbes and Spinozap. 207
Pufendorfp. 224
Courtilz de Sandrasp. 244
Roussetp. 257
Frederick the Greatp. 272
Machiavellism, Idealism and Historicism in Recent German History
Hegelp. 343
Fichtep. 370
Rankep. 377
Treitschkep. 392
Past and Presentp. 409
Indexp. 435
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ISBN: 9781560009702
ISBN-10: 1560009705
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 487
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: TRANSACTION PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.81 x 16.1  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Type: New edition