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Redeeming "The Prince": The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

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In "Redeeming "The Prince," """ one of the world's leading Machiavelli scholars puts forth a startling new interpretation of arguably the most influential but widely misunderstood book in the Western political tradition. Overturning popular misconceptions and challenging scholarly consensus, Maurizio Viroli also provides a fresh introduction to the work. Seen from this ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 27th 2013 by Princeton University Press (first published January 23rd 2013)
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Pierre Menard
Aug 10, 2016 Pierre Menard rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the spin-doctors of the italian politicians
Notevole è la sfida che si propone il professor Maurizio Viroli (classe 1952), filosofo politico e docente di teoria politica a Princeton: attualizzare il pensiero politico di Machiavelli (classe 1469!) per redigere un manualetto di un centinaio di pagine indirizzato ai cittadini elettori di una democrazia europea, per aiutarli nella scelta dei proprio governanti. La struttura del libro è ricalcata dalle opere del Segretario fiorentino, in particolare Il Principe: brevi capitoli, numerati second ...more
William
Jul 24, 2014 William rated it liked it
Shelves: politics, rhetoric
Viroli's short work focuses in the figure of the Prince as national redeemer. The approach touches on the conventional real politic Machiavelli is usually noted for. Viroli's addition is to conduct a close literary and rhetorical analysis of the final "Exhortation" together with questions on the occasion of its writing. This is a useful text for those already familiar with The Prince, but disappointing for those who seek an introduction.
Theodore Kinni
Jan 20, 2016 Theodore Kinni rated it really liked it
Machiavelli wasn't writing a 'handbook for tyrants' after all. An interesting new interpretation that sent me back for a rereading of the urtext of modern politics.
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Disappointing. Too many references and insufficient analysis
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