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The Resource Machiavelli and the modern state : The prince, The discourses on Livy, and the extended territorial republic, Alissa M. Ardito

Machiavelli and the modern state : The prince, The discourses on Livy, and the extended territorial republic, Alissa M. Ardito

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Machiavelli and the modern state : The prince, The discourses on Livy, and the extended territorial republic
Title
Machiavelli and the modern state
Title remainder
The prince, The discourses on Livy, and the extended territorial republic
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Alissa M. Ardito
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Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a significant reinterpretation of the history of republican political thought and of Niccolo Machiavelli's place within it. It locates Machiavelli's political thought within enduring debates about the proper size of republics. From the sixteenth century onward, as states grew larger, it was believed only monarchies could govern large territories effectively. Republicanism was a form of government relegated to urban city-states, anachronisms in the new age of the territorial state. For centuries, history and theory were in agreement: constructing an extended republic was as futile as trying to square the circle; but then James Madison devised a compound representative republic that enabled popular government to take on renewed life in the modern era. This work argues that Machiavelli had his own Madisonian impulse and deserves to be recognized as the first modern political theorist to envision the possibility of a republic with a large population extending over a broad territory.--
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Ardito, Alissa M
Dewey number
  • 320.1
  • 321.86
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Republicanism
  • Republics
  • State, The
Label
Machiavelli and the modern state : The prince, The discourses on Livy, and the extended territorial republic, Alissa M. Ardito
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; 1. The Prince; 2. The spaces of fortune; 3. Necessity: the survival of the republic; 4. Early modern and eighteenth-century transitions - from principality to republic and from colonies to extended republic; 5. Envisioning an extended republic; Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17587074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781107061033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881038210
Label
Machiavelli and the modern state : The prince, The discourses on Livy, and the extended territorial republic, Alissa M. Ardito
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction; 1. The Prince; 2. The spaces of fortune; 3. Necessity: the survival of the republic; 4. Early modern and eighteenth-century transitions - from principality to republic and from colonies to extended republic; 5. Envisioning an extended republic; Epilogue
Control code
FIEb17587074
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781107061033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881038210

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