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Machiavelli in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

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Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one s friends to Western civilization. Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading. Richard Bernstein, New York Times. Wit ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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Money and financial institutions grew during this time. Medici banking ledgers were headed with "In the name of God and profit." This money gave the Medicis close contact with the inner workings of the Catholic church. Even Cardinals had expense accounts for their mistresses. The Bible unequivocally forbade usury. Leviticus 24:37: "Thou shalt not lend thy money for interest." Exodus 22:25: "Do not take usury." So the Medici covered their sins by becoming great patrons of the arts.

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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years. He then lived on a Greek island. In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.

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