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Machiavelli and Empire

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Machiavelli and Empire by Mikael Hornqvist

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Mikael Hornqvist challenges us to rethink the overall meaning and importance of Machiavelli's political thinking. Machiavelli and Empire combines close textual analysis of The Prince and The Discourses with a broad historical approach, to establish the importance of empire-building and imperial strategy in Machiavelli's thought. The primary context of Machiavelli's work, Hornqvist argues, is not the mirror-for-princes genre or medieval and Renaissance republicanism in general, but a tradition of Florentine imperialist republicanism dating back to the late thirteenth-century, based on the twin notions of liberty at home and empire abroad. Weaving together themes and topics drawn from contemporary Florentine political debate, Medicean ritual and Renaissance triumphalism, this study explores how Machiavelli in his chancery writings and theoretical works promoted the long standing aspirations of Florence to become a great and expanding empire, modelled on the example of the ancient Roman republic. This is a distinctive and important work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521839457
ISBN-10: 0521839459
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The political theory of Machiavelli, his characteristic preoccupations and how those came to be formed.

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Author Biography - Mikael Hornqvist

Mikael Hornqvist teaches in the Department of the History of Science and Ideas at Uppsala University in Sweden.

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