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Machiavelli and Republicanism

Machiavelli and Republicanism


Part of Ideas in Context

Nicolai Rubinstein, Elena Fasano Guarini, Giovanni Silvano, Robert Black, John M. Najemy, Quentin Skinner, Maurizio Viroli, Michael Mallett, Gisela Bock, Martin van Gelderen, Blair Worden, Eco Haitsma Mulier, Judith Shklar, Werner Maihofer
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  • Date Published: March 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521435895
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  • Now in paperback, 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.

    • Key topic in the history of ideas
    • Top level team of contributors
    • Essential for understanding political developments in early modern Europe
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    • Date Published: March 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521435895
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Machiavelli and the Republican Experience:
    1. Machiavelli and Florentine republican experience Nicolai Rubenstein
    2. Machiavelli and the crisis of the Italian republics Elena Fasano Guarini
    3. Florentine republicanism in the early sixteenth century Giovanni Silvano
    4. Machiavelli, servant of the Florentine republic Robert Black
    5. The controversy surrounding Machiavelli's service to the republic John M. Najemy
    Part II. Machiavelli and Republican Ideas:
    6. Machiavelli's Discorsi and the pre-humanist origins of republican ideas Quentin Skinner
    7. Machiavelli and the republican idea of politics Maurizio Viroli
    8. The theory and practice of warfare in Machiavell's republic Michael Mallett
    Civil discord in Machiavelli's Istorie Fiorentine Gisela Bock
    Part III. Machiavelli and the Republican Heritage:
    10. The Machiavellian moment and the Dutch Revolt: the rise of neostoicism and Dutch republicanism Martin Van Gelderen
    11. Milton's republicanism and the tyranny of heaven Blair Worden
    12. A controversial republican: Dutch views of Machiavelli in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Eco Haitsma Mulier
    13. Montesquieu and the new republicanism Judith Shklar
    Part IV. The Morality of Republicanism:
    14. The ethos of the republic and the reality of politics Werner Maihofer
    15. The republican ideal of political liberty Quentin Skinner.

  • Editors

    Gisela Bock, European University Institute, Florence

    Quentin Skinner, University of Cambridge

    Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University, New Jersey


    Nicolai Rubinstein, Elena Fasano Guarini, Giovanni Silvano, Robert Black, John M. Najemy, Quentin Skinner, Maurizio Viroli, Michael Mallett, Gisela Bock, Martin van Gelderen, Blair Worden, Eco Haitsma Mulier, Judith Shklar, Werner Maihofer

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