Machiavelli and Guicciardini

Machiavelli and - Machiavelli and Guicciardini 16:57 Machiavelli works need to be looked at chronologically The third French invasion-Francis I

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Machiavelli and Guicciardini 16:57 Machiavelli: works need to be looked at chronologically The third French invasion—Francis I 1515 Recovery of Milan Alliance with Florence: designed to offset the power of Venice Recovery of mainland territory for Venice: boundary established with French, Venice is the longest lived Italian republic Machiavelli (1469-1527) Very must mistrusted by the Medici 1513: plot against the Medici Accused of conspiracy Tortured by Medici regime Off of charge and tries to gain patronage from Medici (convince them of his work as a political observer) Considered a superb stylist All of his works in the Italian vernacular Most remembered for his political works that are considered a political Triptych The prince 1513 The Discourses 1516-19 The Art of War 1519 Wrote the History of Florence Fundamental assumption The real, rather than the ideal—men are evil and egotistical (NOT HUMANIST! Men are NOT by nature capable of good)…therefore constant conflict
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War is a continuum of political activity—ceaseless conflict between egotistical men, families and states—war (not peace) the natural condition of men Constancy of Human Nature—actions can be calculated and predicted (you can structure men’s actions)
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course HIS 333 taught by Professor Mazzaoui during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.

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Machiavelli and - Machiavelli and Guicciardini 16:57 Machiavelli works need to be looked at chronologically The third French invasion-Francis I

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