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Author Clarke, Michelle T., author.

Title Machiavelli's Florentine republic / Michelle T. Clarke
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xi, 192 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Another republicanism -- Italy after the inundation -- The questionable virtues of the Medici -- Republican virtue, reconsidered -- Conclusion
Summary "What do modern republics have to fear? Machiavelli's Florentine Republics 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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 3, 2018)
Subject Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. Istorie fiorentine
SUBJECT Englisch, ... gnd
Istorie fiorentine (Machiavelli, Niccolò) fast
Subject Republicanism -- Italy -- Florence -- History -- 16th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- Italy.
Politics and government
SUBJECT Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737.
Subject Italy -- Florence
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108675581