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18 January 2001

120 Pages | 5 halftones

ISBN: 9780192854070

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Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Quentin Skinner

A Oxford Paperbacks Publication

Very Short Introductions

  • Focuses on three major works, The Prince, the Discourses, and The History of Florence, and distills from them an introduction to Machiavelli of exemplary clarity.
  • Discusses the influence of Roman moral thought on Machiavell.
  • Reveals the extraordinary originality of his attack on the prevailing moral and political assumptions of his age.