Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Machiavelli's Florentine Republic

  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107125506

Hardback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

Please email academicmarketing@cambridge.edu.au to enquire about an inspection copy of this book

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • What do modern republics have to fear? Machiavelli's Florentine Republic reconstructs Machiavelli's answer to this question from the perspective of the Florentine Histories, his most probing meditation on the fate of republican politics in the modern age. It argues that his principle goal in narrating the defeat of Florentine republicanism is to debunk the views of leading humanists concerning the overall health of republican politics in modernity and the distinctive challenges that modern republics should expect to face. The Medici family had exposed these vulnerabilities better than anyone else, and Machiavelli reconstructs their political strategy to show how conventional ideas of moral and political virtue are the most potent instruments of princely ambition in a city that wants to be free.

    • Makes the Florentine Histories accessible to contemporary audiences interested in Machiavelli's political theory, and especially his republicanism
    • Introduces readers to key examples of this primary source material,and offers extended comparative analyses with the Histories
    • Highlights where and how Machiavelli is engaging with questions central to political theory, including those at the heart of The Prince and The Discourses
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107125506
    • length: 202 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Another republicanism
    3. Italy after the inundation
    4. The questionable virtues of the Medici
    5. Republican virtue, reconsidered
    6. Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Michelle T. Clarke, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
    Michelle T. Clarke is Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2007. Clarke's research focuses on Machiavelli, Florentine humanism, Roman political thought, and interpretive methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Politics, History of Political Thought, Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and the Review of Politics.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×