The Discourses

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Penguin, 1970 - Philosophy - 543 pages
23 Reviews
Proposes a system of government that would uphold civic freedom and security by instilling the virtues of active citizenship, and that would also encourage citizens to put the needs of the state above selfish, personal interests. Ambitious in scope, but also pragmatic, this work creates a modern theory of republic politics.
  

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User Review  - Steven Heywood - Goodreads

Essential reading for anyone interested in civics and local government Read full review

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User Review  - saizine - Goodreads

Read for a university course in conjunction with The Prince. An interesting contrast from the same author. The Penguin edition translation of Discourses on Livy is far superior to that of the Penguin Prince. Read full review

Contents

III
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IV
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V
25
VI
29
VII
35
VIII
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IX
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X
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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About the author (1970)

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

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