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Author Jurdjevic, Mark, author

Title A great and wretched city : promise and failure in Machiavelli's Florentine political thought / Mark Jurdjevic
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource
Series I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Contents Introduction : the Florentine question -- The Savonarolan lens -- Roman doubts -- Nobles and noble culture in the Florentine histories -- A new view of the people -- The Albizzi regime in the Florentine histories -- The virtues and vices of Medici power in the Florentine histories -- The failure of Florentine institutions -- Conclusion : Machiavelli's republican realism
Summary Mark Jurdjevic focuses on the Florentine dimension of Machiavelli's political thought, revealing new aspects of his republican convictions. Through The Prince, Discourses, correspondence, and, most substantially, Florentine Histories, Jurdjevic examines Machiavelli's political career and relationships to the republic and the Medici
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
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Subject Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. Istorie fiorentine
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Political and social views
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
SUBJECT Istorie fiorentine (Machiavelli, Niccolò) fast
Subject Republicanism -- Italy -- Florence -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- Italy.
HISTORY -- Renaissance.
Political and social views
Politics and government
Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737.
Italy -- Florence
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780674368996