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    Discourses on Livy (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) Translated by Peter Bondanella, By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella


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    Description"Discourses on Livy" (1531) is as essential to an understanding of Machiavelli as his famous treatise, "The Prince". Equally controversial, it reveals his fundamental preference for a republican state. Comparing the practice of the ancient Romans with that of his contemporaries provided Machiavelli with a consistent point of view in all his works. Machiavelli's close analysis of Livy's history of Rome led him to advance his most original and outspoken view of politics - the belief that a healthy body politic was characterized by social friction and conflict rather than by rigid stability. His discussion of conspiracies in "Discourses on Livy" is one of the most sophisticated treatments of archetypal political upheaval every written. In an age of increasing political absolutism, Machiavelli's theories became a dangerous ideology. This new translation is richly annotated, providing the contemporary reader with sufficient historical, linguistic, and political information to understand and interpret the revolutionary affirmations Machiavelli made, based on the historical evidence he found in Livy.

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    Discourses on Livy
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Peter Bondanella, By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Translated by Julia Conaway Bondanella
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 446
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192804730
    ISBN 10: 0192804731

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2ADT
    BIC subject category V2: DD, DSBD, JPA, HPS
    DC21: 320.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: JC143 \.M1
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, JPA, DD, DSK, DSB
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2ADT
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    28 August 2003
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