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Machiavelli and the Lessons of History
A look at Machiavelli's outlook on the lessons of history.
# 131478 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper argues that Prince Machiavelli's outlook on politics and history is as valid today as it was in his time. According to the paper, he contends that the lessons of history, general political rules or maxims retain their validity over time within roughly similar political contexts.

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"Prince Niccolo di Bernardo Machiavelli was born in 1469 in Florence, in the midst of the Italian Renaissance. It was a time of great geniuses and great monsters - of Leonardo da Vinci and Cesare Borgia - and Machiavelli's career as a bureaucrat and diplomat attached to the Florentine chancery allowed him to see it in a way few people could. In the dedication of his most famous work, The Prince, Machiavelli describes the work as being a critical analysis of the "knowledge and deeds of great men" within the context of the author's "long experience in modern affairs and a..."

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