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The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

J. G. A. Pocock

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Originally published in 1975, this book remains a landmark of historical and political thought. The book looks at the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness arising from the ... More


The Twilight of Republican Religion

Maurizio Viroli

in As If God Existed: Religion and Liberty in the History of Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142357
eISBN:
9781400845514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142357.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the decline of republican religion. In the late sixteenth century, while the Florentine experiment with republican government was on the wane, the conviction that Christian ... More


Unbelief

Owen Chadwick

in The Early Reformation on the Continent

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269021
eISBN:
9780191600470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269021.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The use of the term ‘atheist’ to describe sixteenth‐century unbelief can be misleading. Luther was concerned about the doubts about aspects of belief to be found among the people, but most ... More


The Medicean Restoration: Guicciardini and the Lesser , 1512-1516

J.G.A. Pocock and Richard Whatmore

in The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691172231
eISBN:
9781400883516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172231.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers whether the “Venetian” formulation of the decision in 1494 to introduce widespread membership in the Florentine Consiglio Grande under the form of imitating the Venetian ... More


Debating Foreign Policy in the Renaissance: Speeches on War and Peace by Francesco Guicciardini

Marco Cesa (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474415040
eISBN:
9781474430937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book includes a collection of debates on foreign policy from the works of Guicciardini, freshly translated with new commentary. This book brings together eleven pairs of opposing speeches on ... More


People and Elites in Republican Constitutions, Traditional and Modern

John P. McCormick

in The Paradox of Constitutionalism: Constituent Power and Constitutional Form

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199552207
eISBN:
9780191709654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552207.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Utilising the works of the early 16th century Florentine republicans, Guicciardini and Machiavelli, this chapter focuses on a critical distinction between traditional and modern constitutions. In ... More


New Lies, Documents, Myths, Apologies (1758–1797)

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

in Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242616
eISBN:
9780520941373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242616.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concentrates on the four texts that show most important developments that happened between the years 1758–1797. They are significant from the point of view of novelty vis-à-vis what came ... More


A Study in Contrasts: Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and the Idea of Example

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/9780300140378.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes Niccolo Machiavelli's “Discourses,” his masterpiece of political and historical reflection. It explains that while the work is about Livy's History of Rome, it is seldom read in ... More


Introduction

Marco Cesa (ed.)

in Debating Foreign Policy in the Renaissance: Speeches on War and Peace by Francesco Guicciardini

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474415040
eISBN:
9781474430937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415040.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter highlights Francesco Guicciardini's perspectives on international politics and foreign policy. Guicciardini frequently engages in the analysis of political situations ... More


Republicanism and Democracy1

John P. McCormick

in Republican Democracy: Liberty, Law and Politics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748643066
eISBN:
9780748689255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643066.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the notion of popular participation advocated by philosopher-statesmen of the past such as Marcus Tullius Cicero, Leonardo Bruni and Francesco Guicciardini, and its political ... More


Postmortem

Anne Borelli, Maria Pastore Passaro, Donald Beebe, Alison Brown, and Giuseppe Mazzotta

in Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103267
eISBN:
9780300129045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103267.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents translations of the following documents: Marsilio Ficino, Apologia contra Savonarolam and Francesco Guicciardini, History of Florence.


Introduction

Stephen D. Bowd

in Renaissance Mass Murder: Civilians and Soldiers During the Italian Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198832614
eISBN:
9780191871139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832614.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History, European Early Modern History

The fate of civilians during the Italian Wars (1494–1559) has sometimes been overshadowed by the historical attention paid to high politics, diplomacy, and military manoeuvres. A balanced picture of ... More


Machiavelli against the Venice myth: a sixteenth-century dialogue on the nature of political representation

Jan Bíba

in The Constructivist Turn in Political Representation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442602
eISBN:
9781474459860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442602.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Florence may be a birthplace of modern representative democracies but its legacy encumbers these democracies with a component of elitism and oligarchy that depreciates all attempts to revive ... More


Towards the Sack of Rome

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/9780199673698.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

After Francis I’s defeat at the hands of Charles V at Pavia (February 1525), the Italian states joined forces with France in the anti-imperial League of Cognac (May 1526). Each ally, however, focused ... More


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