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Machiavellian Rhetoric: from the Counter-Reformation to Milton

by Victoria Kahn

In this masterful study of Machiavelli's writings and theses, the author opposes the common view of today's historians of Machiavelli as a republican thinker and theorist of civic virtu. The close examination of his literary works, essays and letters, as well as the author's deep insight, reveals the real figure of this remarkable political strategist, his cunning and the influence he exerted on the Renaissance world through deception and fraud. Basing her observations on readings of Machiavelli's works, Kahn makes evident the power of the politician and writer and the range of his influence on the society of his time, bringing to light the true nature of his intellectual supremacy among the wealthy and powerful, and reinstating him as the machiavellian figure he really was. 314 pages. 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

Includes a preface, as well as an abbreviations guide and notes on spelling and translations. With notes and an index. 

Presumed First Edition. Published by: Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1994.

Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with NEAR FINE DJ.

  • ISBN: 0691034915
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Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Year: 1994
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Subject: Political Science
Product Type: Textbook
Educational Level: College
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publication Year: 1994
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
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