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Author Campi, Alessandro, author

Title Machiavelli and political conspiracies : the struggle for power in the Italian Renaissance / Alessandro Campi, with three texts by Niccolo Machiavelli ; translated by Christian E. Detmold
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 157 pages)
Series Routledge studies in Renaissance and early modern worlds of knowledge
Contents Machiavelli, theorist of conspiracies -- Luctus Publicus/Salus Publica : bloodbath in Florence -- From Magione to Senigallia : false conspiracy, double conspiracy -- Machiavelli the conspirator? -- Phenomenology and anatomy of conspiracy -- On conspiracies ; Description of the methods adopted by the Duke Valentino when murdering Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliverotto da Fermo, the Signor Pagolo and the Duke di Gravina Orsini ; The Pazzi and the conspiracy against the Medici / Niccolò Machiavelli
Summary "The theme of conspiracies plays a key role in Machiavelli's writings, in which can be found considerations and analyses on the use of conspiracy as an instrument of conquest of power, and as a technique for political fighting. This volume denies an interpretation in which Machiavelli limited himself to warning against conspiracies, judging them as a dangerous and useless tool. In reality, he elaborated a real phenomenology or anatomy of the conspiracy. His thoughts on this theme represent a practical manual for the "coup d'état" and the violent seizure of power. But as always, they also contain brilliant intuitions on political psychology, the sociology of power, and social anthropology"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 16, 2018)
Subject Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Criticism and interpretation
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Political and social views
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
Conspiracies -- Italy -- Florence -- History
Political science -- Philosophy
Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
Florence (Italy) -- Politics and government -- 1421-1737
Form Electronic book
Author Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527, Works. Selections
LC no. 2018034156
ISBN 0429461011 (electronic book)
0429865430 (electronic book)
0429865449 (electronic book)
9780429461019 (electronic book)
9780429865435 (electronic book)
9780429865442 (electronic book)