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Unformatted text preview: Essay 4 Outline Jean de Joinville- An intimacy exists between the king and his followers who express themselves particularly in the conversation: the king invites his audience to respond to his questions, often with the aim of instructing them with moral and religious plans- Extremely pious; however, never demanded power from church - Intelligence- Justice Niccolo Machiavelli- Machiavelli emphasizes the need for stability in a princes principality- Although church does have a significant influence, he states that a prince should appear religious at best- Written as a guide for a ruler to maintain power- The greatest moral good is a virtuous and stable state, and actions to protect the country are therefore justified even if they are cruel- He states, it is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both it is better to be feared than loved.- Insisted a ruler not be hated though- Supported acquiring necessary ends by any means- For a man who strives after goodness in all his acts is sure to come to ruin, since there...
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