The political thought and the literary work of Niccolo Machiavelli in XVI century Italy

Velinova, Eva (2012) The political thought and the literary work of Niccolo Machiavelli in XVI century Italy. Годишен зборник 2012 - Филолошки факултет, УГД - Штип, 3. pp. 203-210. ISSN 1857-7059

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The purpose of this paper is to consider a few basic premises of the philosophical, political and literary thought of Niccolo Machiavelli. To the extent that allows the scope of this paper, we wish to point out the misunderstandings or the unfounded categorization that were associated with the work of Machiavelli and the polemics of the attitudes expressed in the work The Prince. In the first part of the paper we point out the views that characterize the traditional understanding of the machiavellism and the critical thinking that sought to explain in more scientific way the author's premises, while in the second part we trace the elaboration of specific passages of the text. Machiavelli, represent for centuries a symbol of ruthlessness, of crude policy and realistically supported viability of the immoral behavior. Dedicating his book to Lorenzo de Medici, Machiavelli actually wrote a collection of tips that should help the ruler in his practice. On the other hand, his additional work as writer and comedian presents a new light on his creative work and talks about his rich and varied creative activity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: machiavellism, dilemmatic speech, politics
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Eva Gorgievska
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 08:16
Last Modified: 08 May 2013 12:03

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