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On the Myth of a Conservative Turn in the Florentine Histories

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the people must assert their necessary, salutary role as the guardian of liberty against predatory oligarchs and tyrants. It suggests that once readers appreciate that one of ... More


Vulgarity and Virtuosity: Machiavelli’s Elusive “Effectual Truth”

John P. McCormick

in Reading Machiavelli

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691183503
eISBN:
9780691187914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183503.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the crucial themes within Machiavelli's three major political writings: The Prince, the Discourses and the Florentine Histories. It challenges what ... More


The Valori Family and Machiavelli's Portraits of Francesco il vecchio

Mark Jurdjevic

in Guardians of Republicanism: The Valori Family in the Florentine Renaissance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199204489
eISBN:
9780191708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204489.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter Three analyses the Valori family's friendship with Niccolò Machiavelli. It considers Niccolò Valori's political support of Machiavelli, their common fortunes following the restoration of the ... More


Machiavelli Between History and Chronicle

Mark Salber Phillips

in On Historical Distance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300140378
eISBN:
9780300195255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300140378.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes the relationship between the concepts of history and chronicle in the historical works of Niccolo Machiavelli. It examines several historical distances at work in Machiavelli's ... More


Political History of the Florentine Institutions

Fabio Raimondi

in Constituting Freedom: Machiavelli and Florence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198815457
eISBN:
9780191853043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815457.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The history explored in this chapter focused on the Florentine Histories allows us to understand the concepts and proposals for the political reform of Florence that Machiavelli advanced in the ... More


‘Fear Is the Greatest Master’

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on fear. The first is an excerpt from Discourses describing a policy spawned by the popes’ constant fear that Northern and Southern ... More


Engaging in Expansion

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents excerpts from Discourses, Florentine Histories, and Prince on the issue of expansion. The first excerpt, taken from Discourses, deals with Rome’s expansion. The second excerpt ... More


Dealing with Threats

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents excerpts from Discourses and Florentine Histories about dealing with threats. These include two excerpts from Discourses on the difficulty of balancing power; two excerpts from ... More


Domestic Affairs and Foreign Affairs

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on domestic and foreign affairs. The first excerpt from Discourses details how security concerns suggest the criterion according to ... More


Neutrality and Alliances

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on neutrality and alliances. These include an excerpt from Prince on why neutrality should be avoided; an excerpt from Discourses on ... More


The Italian State System, 1444–1454

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents an excerpt from Florentine Histories which deals with the Italian state system in the decade leading to the Peace of Lodi of 1454 — a general settlement that will put an end to ... More


Leaders and Strategies

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Machiavelli on International Relations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199673698
eISBN:
9780191803680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199673698.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents four texts that express Machiavelli’s thoughts on different rulers. The first excerpt, from Florentine Histories, describes Cosimo de’ Medici (1389–1464), a banker and de facto ... More


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