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Author Pitkin, Hanna Fenichel.

Title Fortune is a woman : gender and politics in the thought of Niccolò Machiavelli : with a new afterword / Hanna Fenichel Pitkin
Published Chicago, IL : University of Chicago Press, 1999


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 MELB  320.1092 Machia Pit/Fia  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 374 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Autonomy - Personal and Political -- Pt. II. Manhood. 2. The Fox and the Forefathers. 3. The Founder. 4. The Citizen and His Rivals -- Pt. III. Women. 5. "... Because of Women" 6. Fortune -- Pt. IV. Families and Foundings. 7. Psychological Theory. 8. Sociological History. 9. Family Origins: Rome and "Beginnings" 10. Family Origins: Florence and the "Return to Beginnings" -- Pt. V. Meditations on Machiavelli. 11. Action and Membership. 12. Judgment and Autonomy
Summary "Hanna Pitkin's study of Machiavelli was the first to place gender systematically at the center of its exploration of his political thought. Rife with contradictions, Machiavelli's writings have led commentators to characterize him as everything from a civic republican to a proto-fascist. Acknowledging these contradictions, Pitkin shows that they reflect three distinct ways of thinking about politics, each of which is tied to a different understanding of "manhood." In a new Afterword, Pitkin discusses the book's critical reception and situates its arguments in the context of recent interpretations of Machiavelli's thought."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1984
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Political and social views.
Machiavellim Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Political and social views
Autonomy (Psychology)
Gender identity.
Sex role.
Political science.
LC no. 99028728
ISBN 0226669920 (paperback: alk. paper)