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a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

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Milner also found a document describing Florentine authorities paying four horsemen to ride through the streets in search of Machiavelli and the subsequent reward they would receive for his capture.
From that foundation she observes Machiavelli as a scholar steeped in ancient traditions.
Machiavelli confines his ruminations on success to this world and to politics exclusively.
I argue that Machiavelli is more concerned about the quality of violence than the quantity of it and that the quality of violence largely depends upon how people view it.
Apresento a seguir a traducao inedita de uma carta escrita em toscano por Machiavelli ao amigo Francesco Vettori (1474-1539), em abril de 1513, cerca de um mes apos o pensador sair da prisao em Florenca.
It's now a bit battered, but it is still possible to read the slim volume called The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.
Reading The New Machiavelli, one is struck by the huge waste of time and energy devoted to managing the fraught interaction of these two key personalities.
Why Machiavelli Matters: A Guide to Citizenship in a Democracy.
According to Bernard, Machiavelli points out that the first duty of a citizen in a republic is to be informed about the facts underlying any political decision.
Machiavelli sat down to pen Il Principe with "the intention of producing something useful" (ma sendo l'intenzione mia stata scrivere cosa che sia utile a chi la intende; 15, 3:159).
Naturally, since Machiavelli believed that one should lead through fear rather than love, this jab referred only to Emanuel's tougher side.
Accompanying this unlikely duo was the enigmatic figure of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), who had been despatched by the Florentine authorities as an emissary to the travelling 'court' with instructions to ingratiate himself with Borgia and, as far as possible, discover his intentions towards Florence whose position to the west, just across the Apennine mountains, left it particularly vulnerable to Borgia's territorial ambitions.
13 turns to the "forgotten" in history, that is, Machiavelli and religion.
Contrary to previous biographies and analyses, this accessible biography of Italian Renaissance political thinker Niccolo Machiavelli emphasizes ethical elements of his thinking.
One of Viroli's aims is to refute the common perception that Machiavelli was a 'teacher of evil' who knew nothing about democracy or liberty.