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Machiavelli's Politics & Relevant Philosophical Concepts

ByAndreas Sofroniou

Machiavelli’s first post was that of Clerk in the Second Chancery of the Commune and in I498 he was promoted to the rank of Second Chancellor and Secretary and continued in this office till the year 15I2. While thus employed he undertook a large number of diplomatic missions both to the petty courts of Italy and to other countries, and it was the experience of these missions which was largely responsible for forming the views which he subsequently expounded in his political writings. He was specially influenced by his mission to the camp of Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois, in 1502. Although Machiavelli had undertaken this mission unwillingly, he soon conceived an intense admiration for Cesare's resourcefulness in resorting alternatively to diplomacy and force as instruments of government and for his firm administration of conquered provinces.

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Publication Date
Apr 30, 2012
Language
English
ISBN
9781471686344
Category
Education & Language
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Andreas Sofroniou

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