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Niccolo Machiavelli's the Prince : Texts in Culture - Martin Coyle

Niccolo Machiavelli's the Prince

Texts in Culture

By: Martin Coyle (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st March 2013
ISBN: 9780719041969
Number Of Pages: 224

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Few texts have attracted more controversy over the centuries than "The Prince". This collection of essays offers a challenging sequence of close readings of Machiavelli's text. The essays, by international scholars and critics, form a rich mix of traditional and modern critical approaches, including feminist and deconstructive criticism. The volume consists of an introduction outlining some of the problems "The Prince" raises as a cultural text. Then follow seven essays, ranging from a discussion of its first reception and its concern with history and dialogue, through the text's concern with language, power and gender, on to discussions of its contradictions and its place in cultural history. A select bibliography and chronological table are also included.

Series introduction
A note on references
Introductionp. 1
The Prince and its early Italian readersp. 18
Machiavelli's via moderna: medieval and Renaissance attitudes to historyp. 40
Dialogue in The Princep. 65
Language and The Princep. 89
The end justifies the means: end-orientation and the discourses of powerp. 115
The Prince and textual politicsp. 151
Machiavelli's political philosophy in The Princep. 174
Appendix: Machiavelli's letter to Francesco Vettori, 10 December 1513p. 196
Notes on contributorsp. 201
Select bibliographyp. 202
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780719041969
ISBN-10: 0719041961
Series: Texts in Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 31st March 2013
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.39