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Machiavelli

Maurizio Viroli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents a critical examination of Machiavelli's thought, and an account of his work with a reassessment of his central ideas and arguments. It challenges the accepted interpretations of ... More


The Power of Words

Maurizio Viroli

in Machiavelli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter points out that all the political works of Machiavelli follow the manner of a rhetorician. He did not write to explain a scientific or moral truth, but to persuade and impel to act. This ... More


The Ancient Courts of Ancient Men

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince. Machiavelli is a separatist and rejects any necessary connection between law and the virtue of Justice. Law for Machiavelli operates in the ... More


The Passion of Duke Valentino: Cesare Borgia, Biblical Allegory, and The Prince

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/9780691183503.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter demonstrates how Machiavelli's narrative of Cesare Borgia's career—to which he devotes more space than any other in The Prince—is presented as a story in which a holy father sends his ... More


The Discourse of Princes in Richard II: From Machiavelli to Montaigne

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter is organized into two parts. Part 1 makes the case for Machiavelli as a conduit for instrumental reason in Elizabethan England, with emphasis on the specific aspects of The Prince which ... More


The Art of the State

Maurizio Viroli

in Machiavelli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains why Machiavelli considered himself an expert on the special art of statecraft, and it tries to examine the intellectual processes that guided the writing of The Prince. To ... More


‘Faint with Secret Knowledge’: Love and Vision in Murdoch’s The Black Prince

Martha Nussbaum

in Iris Murdoch, Philosopher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289905
eISBN:
9780191728471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289905.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Focusing on The Black Prince, this chapter investigates the complexities of Murdoch’s view of erotic love.


Political Liberty

Hilary Gatti

in Ideas of Liberty in Early Modern Europe: From Machiavelli to Milton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163833
eISBN:
9781400866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163833.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Niccolò Machiavelli's ideas about liberty. It considers Machiavelli's Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livy (1584), which contains Machiavelli's treatment of ... More


Heroines of Faith and Courage: Princess Irene in The Princess and the Goblin and Lucy in Prince Caspian

Vigen Guroian

in Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

George MacDonald's The Princes and the Goblin was published in 1872 and was followed some nine years later by a sequel, The Princes and Curdie. The protagonists of these fairy-tale romances are two ... 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


Tyranny and the Conscience of Man: Elyot's Dialogues of 1533–1534

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the trio of political dialogues published by Thomas Elyot in 1533-4: Pasquil the Plain, Of the Knowledge Which Maketh a Wise Man, and The Doctrinal of Princes, each of which is ... More


Young Love in Old Heidelberg: The Student Prince

William A. Everett

in Sigmund Romberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111835
eISBN:
9780300138351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111835.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the success of Sigmund Romberg's operetta The Student Prince. It explains that this operetta was based on Wilhelm Meyer-Forster's play Alt Heidelberg and suggests that its ... More


The Theory of the Republic

Maurizio Viroli

in Machiavelli

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780885
eISBN:
9780191695407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780885.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins with the reasons why Machiavelli's work, The Prince, damaged his reputation. It also offers various accounts that supported Machiavelli's reputation as a republican thinker. It ... More


More Than the Hood Was Red: The Joker as Marxist

Richard D. Heldenfels

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Engaging the Joker’s potential for political symbolism, Richard D Heldenfels suggests we read the character as a manifestation of Marxist thinking. Rather than seeing the Clown Prince in traditional ... More


The Life of an Elephant

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan continues at M-G-M with Kiss Me Kate in which he permits Bob Fosse to choreograph a portion of “From This Moment On.” He continues turning out musicals—The Student Prince, Jupiter’s ... More


‘To plough in winter is hard work’: 1914–1918

David Cooper

in Béla Bartók

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Béla Bartók's musical activities between 1914 and 1918. It first examines Bartók's ballet The Wooden Prince, which was based in part on Béla Balázs's libretto, before turning ... More


Machiavelli's Gift of Counsel

Albert Russell Ascoli

in A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues for reading the Prince both rhetorically and historically as the product of multiple desires on the part of its exiled, unemployed author: to obtain employment for him as privy ... More


Lydgate's Libraries: Duke Humfrey, Bury St. Edmunds, and the Fall of Princes

Jennifer Summit

in Memory's Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226781716
eISBN:
9780226781723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226781723.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents and examines the implications of the following argument: while the fifteenth-century “age of libraries” took place against the backdrop of expanded literacy in late medieval ... More


Credibility and Truth Making in the Atlantic World

David Lambert

in Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078069
eISBN:
9780226078236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078236.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter considers tensions between James MacQueen’s synthetic geographical method and theories of knowledge based on first-hand observation. Questions about the credibility of testimony and ... More


The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Channel Fragmentation, and the Recognition of Difference

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the international viability of African American youth television in the late nineties and early twenty-first century, when audiences across Europe and Latin America continued to ... More


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