(EBOOK FREE) [Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives] by Ross King

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Read Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives Ross King Ø 5 characters review Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Ross King Of Florence and enjoyed some small fame in his time as the author of bawdy plays and poems Upon the Medici's return to power however he found himself summarily dismissed from the government he had served for decades and exiled from the city where he was bornIn this discerning new biography Ross King rescues Machiavelli's legacy from caricature detailing the vibr. A Fascinating book about a very misunderstood man The Prince didn t even come out until about 200 years after his death in fact when he was alive few people even knew about it He was better know for being a lower tier politician and a play write than anything else Very intersting Chimica. Principi modelli applicazioni. Per il biennio delle Scuole superiori. Con e-book. Con espansione online years after his death in fact when he was alive few people even knew about it He was better know for being a lower tier politician and a play write than anything else Very intersting

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Read Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives Ross King Ø 5 characters review Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Ross King Ant political and social context that influenced his thought and underscoring the humanity of one of history's finest political thinkers Ross King's Machiavelli visits fortune tellers produces wine on his Tuscan estate travels Europe tirelessly on horseback as a diplomatic envoy and is a passionate scholar of antiuity but above all a keen observer of human natur. Solid well written and concise virtues similar to those of King s books about Michelangelo and Brunelleschi However those two dudes were hugely talented and interesting than Machiavelli so the book about the latter ends up being on the dull side

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Read Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives Ross King Ø 5 characters review Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Ross King The Prince Niccolò Machiavelli's handbook on power how to get it and how to keep it has been enormously influential in the centuries since it was written garnering a heady mixture of admiration fear and contempt Its author born to an established middle class family was no prince himself Machiavelli 1469–1527 worked as a courtier and diplomat for the Republic. I feel sorry for Nicol Machiavelli for he was a bit of a fool During his life he made repeated political blunders betting several times on the wrong people Highly sophisticated his political thinking certainly was but it did not match well enough his choices in life They attest a poor political intuition Out of the wide array of writings he has left us the historical and political treatises have enjoyed the highest acclaim In particular The Prince became the bible for the politician for generations from Cromwell to Hitler and caused the word Machiavellian to be coined when referring to unscrupulous cunning And yet reading about his life one can easily see that he was not Machiavellian enough for he let his own personal admirations blind his political vision So it was for example with his admiration for Cesare Borgia the second illegitimate son and the right hand of Pope Alexander VI Machiavelli thought of him as the model for leaders an individual who identified his goals fast and who would not waver when pursuing them But what Machiavelli had not understood is that personal excellence and abilities are not sufficient In corrupt systems a political godfather is vital The ualities admired by Machiavelli in Cesare were good for nothing when his father suddenly died and was succeeded by Alexander s enemy in Rome Giuliano della Rovere or Julius II the Warrior Pope Machiavelli was baffled How could someone who had done everything right fall while someone who was the opposite succeedHe made a similar wrong call with Lorenzo di Piero di Medici a grandson of Lorenzo the Magnificent Not only had Machiavelli opposed the powerful Florentine family when its representatives had something to show for themselves but when they came back to power Machiavelli chose to fix on his hopes for advancement as well as the hopes of all Italy on this self indulgent imbecile who had never enjoyed a moment s uiet philosophical reflection in his life It was to this Lorenzo that Machiavelli dedicated his The PrinceLorenzo di Piero di MediciAs a witness of the period during which the Florentine political arena caught in the middle of the ambitions of Rome the Milan Duchy the Naples Kingdom and the French and Aragonese Kings period which unfolded as a fast game of SnakesLadders Machiavelli gave a lot of thinking to the nature of Fortune What it was how it functioned and how to deal with itHe had observed that throughout history varying situations could produce the same results while similar approaches could lead to divergent conseuences His conclusion was that people differed greatly and that one could not change one s nature men are unable to master their own natures Machiavelli in the Nature versus Nurture dilemma responded as a psychologist than a sociologistDuring the Renaissance these doubts approached one to a dangerous arena that of Free Will This together with other aspects brought about the inclusion of The Prince in the Index Librorum prohibitory only 25 years after its publicationAs one of his most famous precepts was that the end justifies the means one of Machiavelli s pet projects was the creation of a militia for Florence Traditionally the small city states in Italy had recourse to the condottieri or hired mercenaries As Florence functioned like a corporation of traders and financiers than as truly political unit the occasional employment or subcontracting of these professional soldiers seemed the most convenient solution The mercenaries proved often too mercenary however And Florence was during Machiavelli s time and with the expulsion of the Medici trying to set its own political machinery as a fully fledged professional government A Florentine militia made a lot of senseWhat made less sense was how Machiavelli set himself to organize it Even if he had penned The Art of War he was neither a soldier nor a military engineer His inspiration came from his extensive reading of Latin treatises As he kept the Roman modes of fighting as his models he found the contemporary use of artillery inadvisable His way of training the soldiers could not have been that soldiery when the capitano of the Black Nights the admired Giovanni delle Bande Nere challenged Machiavelli to drill his 3000 men in the manner described in his Art of War led to complete chaos Giovanni delle Bande Nere also a MediciNo wonder then that when the Florentine militia faced the French army the Italians were annihilated If Italy had given birth to the cultural Renaissance and humanism the modern military machinery of the Renaissance was fashioned by the French They had a formidable force fully trained fully experienced fully armed fully euipped and of a professional brutality unmatched by the pageant like battles to which the Italian states were accustomed Canons faced a corps with limited artillery So it was not until a similar military power to the French showed a parallel interest in Italy that the French halted in their advance Machiavelli did not foresee thisThis book has been an excellent introductory read in my interest to understand of Niccol Machiavelli It is mostly dedicated to his life and the harsh and complex political scenario of his times Discussion of Niccol s works is also very well interspersed in the narrative I have liked Kings language better than in Brunelleschi s Dome How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture but one still feels that he is not in full command of the period For example I have missed a discussion of the figure of King Ferdinand of Aragon who seems to have been one of the models for The Prince He also mentions that there was a rumour that the Duke of Bourbon in the sack of Rome had been killed by a musketball fired by Benvenuto Cellini Rather than a rumour it was Cellini himself who claimed this in his The Autobiography Of Benvenuto Cellini which I have read recentlyKnowing a bit of the context in which Machiavelli wrote his books I plan now to explore his writings and theoriesBut the main conclusion which I have drawn from King s account is that Niccol Machiavelli had a lucid practical mind but that he lacked the practical knowledge to put it into practiceMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM1692014I am afraid I will have to write a PD to this review based on what I am reading now


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    (EBOOK FREE) [Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives] by Ross King review Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Ross King Ross King Ø 5 characters I feel sorry for Nicolò Machiavelli for he was a bit of a fool During his life he made repeated political blunders betting several times on the wrong people Highly sophisticated his political thinking certainly was but it did not match well enough his choices in life They attest a poor political intuition Out of the wide array of writings he has left us the historical and political treatises have enjoyed the highest acclaim In particular T

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives] by Ross King Before reading this biography I knew the Machiavellian personas of The Prince and Renaissance drama and I was also aware that the real Machiavelli was a multi talented statesman who wasn't nearly as villainous as his later reputationbut that was about it I had no idea that he wrote bawdy poetry and plays that he created and trained a ultimately unsuccessful citizen militia that he was imprisoned and tortured that he wr

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives] by Ross King review Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Ross King Read Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives What else can I say about Ross King's books that I haven't said already? This book like his others was an interesting and exciting read I continue to be amazed at the author's detailed research his ability to discern fact from fiction and present the facts in a comprehensive manner that tells the whole story of the subject their work and the world around them

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    (EBOOK FREE) [Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives] by Ross King A Fascinating book about a very misunderstood man The Prince didn't even come out until about 200 years after his death in fact when he was alive few people even knew about it He was better know for being a lower tier politician and a play write than anything else Very intersting

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    review Ç PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ø Ross King (EBOOK FREE) [Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives] by Ross King Ross King Ø 5 characters Interesting new perspective on Machiavelli as a fun loving guy who simply observed and wrote about the tactics of the powerful political personages of the day Some amusing anecdotes about the long running attempts

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  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Machiavelli Philosopher of Power Eminent Lives
  • Ross King
  • English
  • 03 July 2020
  • 9780060817176