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Machiavelli and Empire Mikael Hörnqvist

Machiavelli and Empire

Mikael Hörnqvist

Published August 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780521072168
Paperback
324 pages
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Exploring both the political and intellectual contexts within which Machiavellis political vision was formed, Mikael Hornqvist stresses the classical and rhetorical character of Machiavellis thought. He analyzes his preoccupation with glory andMoreExploring both the political and intellectual contexts within which Machiavellis political vision was formed, Mikael Hornqvist stresses the classical and rhetorical character of Machiavellis thought. He analyzes his preoccupation with glory and liberality in relation to the revival of Roman ideas of triumphalism. The result is a revealing account of the formation of Machiavellis characteristic preoccupations.