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Political Theory Notes - Political Theory-Machiavelli...

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Political Theory-Machiavelli 17/09/2008 08:39:00 Test – 10 matching, 30 multipule choice and 2 essay indentify Niccolo Machiavelli 1. Life born in 1469 in Florence ( not part of italy back then) family, came from a middle class family o father was a lawyer, although not prosperous o most of income was from family land o father was part of law society= had good connections with elite Education-  o Learned latin o Read the classics: the romans the greeks o Read the histories of Rome. Writings: o Had writings in history, military advice, plays, poems and novels. Was  a renaissance man. Italy in the 15 th  Century o There was no Italy in the 15 th  Century. Did not become a country until  the late 19 th  century. All separate states that are now in the region of italy. “Little kingdoms” o War with France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire 2. Florence’s History and Machiavelli’s Career Madici rule (1434-1494): Florence ruled by wealthy banker family o Close to Monarchy, but really just an aristocracy
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