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Machiavelli (Hardcover): John Dunn, Ian Harris

Machiavelli (Hardcover)

John Dunn, Ian Harris

Series: Great Political Thinkers series

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The work of Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) has a variety of meanings for different interpreters. Some attribute to him a new 'scientific method' of drawing conclusions from practical or historical experience in order to form rules for successful political behaviour, with its emphasis on man's behavioural patterns rather than on moral precepts as a basis for politics. Others attribute to him a belief in the autonomy of the state - that the state is a structure governed by its own laws of development and that it finds its justification only in terms of its success. Others again emphasise his republicanism and see him as a theorist of the modern state. [Some believe his first name is the proper basis of an appellation of the Devil.] Although a lucid writer in many respects, the metaphorical way in which Machiavelli expressed some of his key concepts and his preference for working through examples rather that elaborating principles has given much scope for debate about his actual intentions. These volumes present in chronological order the most significant articles on Machiavelli written in the 20th century and offer a representative selection of the numerous interpretations of his work.


Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Great Political Thinkers series
Release date: September 1997
Editors: John Dunn • Ian Harris
Dimensions: 244 x 169mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 1264
ISBN-13: 978-1-85898-101-7
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Encyclopaedias & reference works > Reference works > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
LSN: 1-85898-101-8
Barcode: 9781858981017

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