A Great and Wretched City: Promise and Failure in by Mark Jurdjevic

By Mark Jurdjevic

Dispelling the parable that Florentine politics provided simply damaging classes, Mark Jurdjevic indicates that major elements of Machiavelli's political proposal have been encouraged by way of his local urban. Machiavelli's contempt for Florence's shortcomings used to be a right away functionality of his massive estimation of the city's unrealized political potential.

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