Machiavelli (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2020-09-03
Förlag
Pushkin Press
Översättare
Willard Wood
Originalspråk
French
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x ? mm
ISBN
9781782276678
Machiavelli (häftad)

Machiavelli

The Art of Teaching People What to Fear

Häftad Engelska, 2020-09-03
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We turn to Machiavelli at every tumultuous period in history - he is the one who knows how to philosophize in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have never stopped reading him, always to pull ourselves out of a torpor. But what do we really know about this man? Is there more to his work than that term for political evil, Machiavellianism? It was Machiavelli's luck to be disappointed by every statesman he encountered - that was why he had to create his paper Prince. Today, the question that remains is not why he wrote, but for whom - for princes or for those who want to resist them? What is the art of governing? Is it to take power, or to keep it? In this timely book, Patrick Boucheron undoes many of our assumptions about Machiavelli, showing how his rich, complex thought is key to understanding his time, and may be crucial to interrogating our own.
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Patrick Boucheron, born in 1965, is a French historian. He previously taught medieval history at the Ecole normale superieure and the University of Paris, and is currently a professor of history at the College de France. He is the author of twelve books and the editor of five, including France in the World, which became a bestseller in France.