Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction Paperback
Part of the Very Short Introductions series
Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner focuses on three major works, The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence, and distils from them an introduction to Machiavelli's doctrines of exemplary clarity.
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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, black and white halftones and line drawings
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2001
- Category: Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600
- ISBN: 9780192854070