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A Great and Wretched City

Promise and Failure in Machiavelli’s Florentine Political Thought

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$60.00 • £52.95 • €54.95

ISBN 9780674725461

Publication Date: 03/10/2014


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  • Introduction: The Florentine Question
  • 1. The Savonarolan Lens
  • 2. Roman Doubts
  • 3. Nobles and Noble Culture in the Florentine Histories
  • 4. A New View of the People
  • 5. The Albizzi Regime in the Florentine Histories
  • 6. The Virtues and Vices of Medici Power in the Florentine Histories
  • 7. The Failure of Florentine Institutions
  • Conclusion: Machiavelli’s Republican Realism
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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