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Unformatted text preview: clouds to see the extent of a storm and therefore know that it is safe for his men to continue on. Prudence in the renaissance sense is different than prudence is today. During the renaissance prudence was a necessary quality of a ruler, which meant that the ruler was not only cautious but also attentive and cunning. Machivelli described this in the prince and Pantagruel displayed this in brazil....
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- Spring '07
- The Prince, Machiavelli