The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World that He Made
The Prince, a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli is widely regarded as the single most influential book on politics--and in particular on the the politics of power--ever written.
In this groundbreaking book, Philip Bobbitt explores this often misunderstood work in the context of the time. He describes The Prince as one half of a masterpiece that, along with Machiavelli’s often neglected Discourses prophesies the end of the feudal era and describes the birth of the neoclassical
Renaissance State. Using both Renaissance examples and cases drawn from our current era, Bobbitt situates Machiavelli’s work as a turning point in our understanding of the relation between war and law as these create and maintain the State. This is a fascinating history and commentary by the man Henry Kissinger called "the outstanding political philosopher of our time."
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Review: The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He MadeUser Review - Michael Ellis - Goodreads
Bobbitt's thesis is provocative and his writing is, as always, engaging. Even so, his attempt to reconcile "The Prince" with "Discourses on Livy" may be too clever by half. The last chapter, which ... Read full review
Review: The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He MadeUser Review - James - Goodreads
This is a smart book that turns over many preconceptions about Machiavelli. It places his theories firmly in the camp of constitutional scholarship, and combines his two works -- often seen as too distinct -- into one The State. Recommended. Read full review
Arte dello StatoThe Machiavelli Paradox
The Unholy Necromancer and his Koran for Courtiers
OrdiniThe Important Structure of The Prince
Lo StatoThe Relation of The Prince to
Virtù e FortunaGod Does Not Want to
OccasioneThe Interesting Timing of The Prince
The Machiavelli Paradox Resolved