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  • Title: Discourses on Livy
  • Author: Author
  • Category: Literary Studies
  • Date: 01 Apr 2009
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 448
  • ISBN: 199555559

 

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Discourses on Livy (1531) is as important to an understanding of Machiavelli as his well-known treatise, The Prince. Equally controversial, it reveals his elementary choice for a republican state. Comparing the follow of the traditional Romans with that of his contemporaries supplied Machiavelli with a constant perspective in all his works. Machiavelli’s shut evaluation of Livy’s historical past of Rome led him to advance his most authentic and outspoken view of politics – the assumption {that a} wholesome physique politic was characterised by social friction and battle reasonably than by inflexible stability. His dialogue of conspiracies in Discourses on Livy is without doubt one of the most subtle therapies of archetypal political upheaval each written. In an age of accelerating political absolutism, Machiavelli’s theories grew to become a harmful ideology. This new translation is richly annotated, offering the modern reader with adequate historic, linguistic, and political data to grasp and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based mostly on the historic proof he present in Livy. The full Livy in English, accessible in 5 volumes from Oxford World’s Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made accessible the widest vary of literature from across the globe. Each inexpensive quantity displays Oxford’s dedication to scholarship, offering probably the most correct textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial options, together with professional introductions by main authorities, useful notes to make clear the textual content, up-to-date bibliographies for additional examine, and far more. present more

 

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