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  • From Politics to Reason of Stateby Maurizio Viroli

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 58.00

    This study fills a notable gap in the history of political thought. more...

  • How To Read Machiavelliby Maurizio Viroli

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 9.32

    Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most influential modern political thinkers. This work argues that, far from being a justifier of political immorality, Machiavaelli was concerned instead with the best way to attain glory through political action and that his works were inspired by love of republican liberty. more...

  • As If God Existedby Maurizio Viroli

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 39.50

    Religion and liberty are often thought to be mutual enemies: if religion has a natural ally, it is authoritarianism--not republicanism or democracy. But in this book, Maurizio Viroli, a leading historian of republican political thought, challenges this conventional wisdom. He argues that political emancipation and the defense of political liberty... more...

  • Redeeming "The Prince"by Maurizio Viroli

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    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... more...

  • Machiavelli's Godby Maurizio Viroli; Antony Shugaar

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    To many readers of The Prince , Machiavelli appears to be deeply un-Christian or even anti-Christian, a cynic who thinks rulers should use religion only to keep their subjects in check. But in Machiavelli's God , Maurizio Viroli, one of the world's leading authorities on Machiavelli, argues that Machiavelli, far from opposing Christianity, thought... more...

  • The Liberty of Servantsby Maurizio Viroli; Antony Shugaar

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants . Drawing upon the classical republican conception... more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella; Maurizio Viroli

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 5.99

    Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with... more...

  • Machiavelli and Republicanismby Gisela Bock; Quentin Skinner; Maurizio Viroli

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00

    Some of the world's foremost historians of ideas consider Machiavelli's political thought in the larger context of the republican tradition. more...

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