Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
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Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 127
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ISBN-10 : 9780191540349
ISBN-13 : 019154034X
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Book Synopsis Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction by : Quentin Skinner

Download or read book Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction written by Quentin Skinner and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2000-10-12 with total page 127 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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