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The Resource Be like the fox : Machiavelli's lifelong quest for freedom, Erica Benner

Be like the fox : Machiavelli's lifelong quest for freedom, Erica Benner

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Be like the fox : Machiavelli's lifelong quest for freedom
Title
Be like the fox
Title remainder
Machiavelli's lifelong quest for freedom
Statement of responsibility
Erica Benner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Niccolo Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes; where the wealthy elite grew richer at the expense of their fellow citizens. In times like these, many looked to crusading religion to solve their problems, or they turned to a new breed of leaders - super-rich dynasties like the Medici or military strongmen like Cesare Borgia; upstarts from outside the old ruling classes. In the republic of Florence, Machiavelli and his contemporaries faced a choice: should they capitulate to these new princes, or fight to save the city s democratic freedoms? Be Like the Fox follows Machiavelli s dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes. Masterfully interweaving his words with those of his friends and enemies, Erica Benner breathes life into his penetrating, comical, often surprising comments on events. Far from the cynical henchman people think he was, Machiavelli emerges as his era s staunchest champion of liberty, a profound ethical thinker who refused to compromise his ideals to fit corrupt times. But he did sometimes have to mask his true convictions, becoming a great artist of fox-like dissimulation: a master of disguise in dangerous times.--
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Benner, Erica
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Liberty
Label
Be like the fox : Machiavelli's lifelong quest for freedom, Erica Benner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn976250394
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781846147074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)999376797
Label
Be like the fox : Machiavelli's lifelong quest for freedom, Erica Benner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn976250394
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 360 pages
Isbn
9781846147074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)999376797

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