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IPHS midterm - 3/1/2007 7:09:00 PM Dante- Divine Comedy...

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01/03/2007 19:09:00 Dante- Divine Comedy (Inferno 1-5, 9-10, 13-15, 17, 19, 26-7, 32-34,  Purgatorio 1-6, 26-30, Paradiso 1-2, 18-20, 27-29, 33) 1308-1321, Florence>Ravenna Lorenzetti-  “Allegory of Good and Bad Government” 1338-40, Florence Machiavell-  The Prince 1513, Florence Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution Bacon- New Atlantis 1626, Britain More- Utopia 1516, Britain coined word Utopia The Reformation Montaigne- “On Cannibals” 1580, France Shakespeare’s  The Tempest c. 1610, England The Dutch Golden Age Descartes- Discourse on Method 1637, France Hobbes- Leviathan (Part I chs. 1-8, 12-14, Part II chs. 17-18, 29) 1651, England The Enlightenment Voltaire- Candide 1759 France
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Dante (character) Virgil (character) Beatrice Charon Paolo and Francesca Lucifer Minos Pope Boniface VIII Farinata Guido da Montefeltro Count Ugolino The Prince: Cesare Borgia Virtu Machiavelli Prince Written 1513, Florence Machiavelli doesn’t reference philosophers, only historians, politicians,  leaders (sees abstract philosophy as an impractical guide to real-life  governance) Great examples come from Antiquity (Caesar, Alexander, Livy, Herodotus,  Thucydides, Cicero, etc)
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o Serve as guide to political behavior, since they’re Classical figures  Machiavelli is inadvertently a Renaissance humanist Florentines saw selves as a new Athens, believed most important role was  that of CITIZEN (much like Socrates, Pericles, Republic, etc)
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IPHS midterm - 3/1/2007 7:09:00 PM Dante- Divine Comedy...

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