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Essay 4 Outline - midterm

Essay 4 Outline - midterm - Essay 4 Outline Jean de...

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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 prince’s 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 -
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