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144 Pages | 6 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198837572

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Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Quentin Skinner

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores Machiavelli's infamous theory of princely virtu, tracing its roots in the works of ancient historians and moralists, and considering its influence on contemporary politics
  • Includes an updated discussion of The Prince
  • Reveals the relationship between Machiavelli's active political career and his subsequent political works
  • Includes new material discussing Machiavelli's idea of a 'free state'
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide