9780226503691-0226503690-Machiavelli's Virtue

Machiavelli's Virtue

ISBN-13: 9780226503691
ISBN-10: 0226503690
Edition: 1
Author: Mansfield, Harvey C.
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 460 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226503691
ISBN-10: 0226503690
Edition: 1
Author: Mansfield, Harvey C.
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 460 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mansfield, Harvey C. wrote Machiavelli's Virtue comprising 460 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0226503690 and 9780226503691. Since then Machiavelli's Virtue textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Uniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail, Machiavelli's Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics. Harvey Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli's politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project, and shows him to be the founder of such modern and diverse institutions as the impersonal state and the energetic executive. Accessible and elegant, this groundbreaking interpretation explains the puzzles and reveals the ambition of Machiavelli's thought.

"The book brings together essays that have mapped [Mansfield's] paths of reflection over the past thirty years. . . . The ground, one would think, is ancient and familiar, but Mansfield manages to draw out some understandings, or recognitions, jarringly new."—Hadley Arkes, New Criterion

"Mansfield's book more than rewards the close reading it demands."—Colin Walters, Washington Times

"[A] masterly new book on the Renaissance courtier, statesman and political philosopher. . . . Mansfield seeks to rescue Machiavelli from liberalism's anodyne rehabilitation."—Roger Kimball, The Wall Street Journal

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