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- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 43.95
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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 16.95
One of the greatest political advisers of all time, Niccolò Machiavelli thought long and hard about how citizens could identify great leaders?ones capable of defending and enhancing the liberty, honor, and prosperity of their countries. Drawing on the full range of the Florentine's writings, acclaimed Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli gathers... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 19.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95
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...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95
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...
- 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...