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The Resource Machiavelli : the art of teaching people what to fear, Patrick Boucheron ; translated from the French by Willard Wood

Machiavelli : the art of teaching people what to fear, Patrick Boucheron ; translated from the French by Willard Wood

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Machiavelli : the art of teaching people what to fear
Title
Machiavelli
Title remainder
the art of teaching people what to fear
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Patrick Boucheron ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time. Whenever a tempestuous period in history begins, Machiavelli is summoned, because he is known as one for philosophizing in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have never ceased to read him to pull ourselves out of torpors. But what do we really know about this man apart from the term invented by his detractors to refer to that political evil, Machiavellianism? It was Machiavelli's luck to be disappointed by every statesman he encountered throughout his life--that was why he had to write The Prince. If the book endeavors to dissociate political action from common morality, the question still remains today, not why, but for whom Machiavelli wrote. For princes, or for those who want to resist them? Is the art of governing to take power or to keep it? And what is 'the people?' Can they govern themselves? Beyond cynical advice for the powerful, Machiavelli meditates profoundly on the idea of popular sovereignty, because the people know best who oppresses them. With verve and a delightful erudition, Patrick Boucheron sheds light on the life and works of this unclassifiable visionary, illustrating how we can continue to use him as a guide in times of crisis."--Provided by publisher
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individual biography
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10847005
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Boucheron, Patrick
Dewey number
320.1092
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Wood, Willard
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True
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  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Political scientists
  • Political ethics
  • Political science
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the art of teaching people what to fear
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Machiavelli : the art of teaching people what to fear, Patrick Boucheron ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Youth. The seasons -- Machiavellianism -- 1469, time returns -- A father's ambition -- Story of a dangerous book -- A time for action. Suddenly Savonarola -- A young man in politics -- Travel -- The cutting edge of language -- Coup d'etat -- After disaster. An exile's letter -- How to read The Prince -- To conquer and preserve -- Evil in politics -- State of emergency -- Politics of writing. The comedy of power -- Machiavelli the joker -- Politics of obscenity -- The courage to name -- The political art of taking a position -- Republic of disagreements. What is a republic? -- In praise of disagreement -- We are disarmed -- Violence in politics -- The end does not justify the means -- Never too late. Writing history -- Is it too late? -- 1527, end of a world -- Anatomy of a ghost -- Philosophizing in a storm
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781590519523
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(softcover)
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2019025723
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, portraits
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  • (OCoLC)1122681719
  • on1122681719
  • OCoLC
Label
Machiavelli : the art of teaching people what to fear, Patrick Boucheron ; translated from the French by Willard Wood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Youth. The seasons -- Machiavellianism -- 1469, time returns -- A father's ambition -- Story of a dangerous book -- A time for action. Suddenly Savonarola -- A young man in politics -- Travel -- The cutting edge of language -- Coup d'etat -- After disaster. An exile's letter -- How to read The Prince -- To conquer and preserve -- Evil in politics -- State of emergency -- Politics of writing. The comedy of power -- Machiavelli the joker -- Politics of obscenity -- The courage to name -- The political art of taking a position -- Republic of disagreements. What is a republic? -- In praise of disagreement -- We are disarmed -- Violence in politics -- The end does not justify the means -- Never too late. Writing history -- Is it too late? -- 1527, end of a world -- Anatomy of a ghost -- Philosophizing in a storm
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9781590519523
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2019025723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1122681719
  • on1122681719
  • OCoLC

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