ACCENT ON POWER: The Life and Times of Machiavelli by Valeriu Marcu

ACCENT ON POWER: The Life and Times of Machiavelli

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A biography of Nicolo Machiaevelli against the background of his times: the importance of the Florentine Republic and the de Medici family, the pressure of Church and foreign countries, Cesare Borgia and the breakdown of medieval concepts. His career, missions to France, his beliefs and theories, his many interests, religious, military, etc., and his clear-eyed view of the elements of statecraft recognizing the spirit of violence as natural, his exile, and death. Through job and detailed study of the period, but serious going and lacking the color of Roeder's The Man of the Renaissance.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1939
ISBN: 1430473290
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart