The Quotable Machiavelli

Editor: Viroli, Maurizio
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-691-16436-6
Category: Language & Literature - Quotations
Image Count: 7
Book Status: Available
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In The Quotable Machiavelli, Maurizio Viroli, one of the worlds leading Machiavelli scholars, offers a rich collection of the Florentines most memorable words on a wide range of subjects, including politics, the human condition, religion, love and happiness, antiquity and history, patriotism, and virtue.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHRONOLOGY
  • NOTE ON THE TEXTS
  • I. Machiavelli on Himself, His Family, and Friends
  • II. Machiavelli Described by His Relatives, Friends, and Lovers
  • III. Man and Cosmos
  • Devils and Hell
  • Fortune
  • God's and the Heavens’ Influence on Human Affairs
  • God's Mercy
  • Good and Evil
  • Prophecies
  • Purgatory
  • Return to Beginnings
  • The Universe, Its Hidden Power
  • The World and Its Eternity
  • IV. The Human Condition
  • Antiquity and the Ancients
  • Avarice
  • Beasts
  • Bloodshed
  • Compassion
  • Concealment
  • Confession
  • Conscience
  • Courage (Animo)
  • Cowardice
  • Cruelty
  • Death
  • The Death Penalty
  • Deceit
  • Decline
  • Desire
  • Despair
  • Discourse
  • Disease
  • Dishonesty
  • The End Result
  • Error
  • Fault
  • Fear
  • Flattery
  • Fraud
  • Glory
  • Goals
  • The Good and Goodness
  • Greatness of Soul
  • Growth
  • Hatred
  • History
  • Honesty
  • Horror
  • Humility
  • Imitation
  • Infamy
  • Ingratitude
  • Insolence
  • Love
  • The Mind
  • Miracles
  • New Ways, New Continents
  • Old Times
  • Opportunity
  • Order and Disorder
  • Passions and Their Remedies
  • Patriotism
  • Peace
  • Prudence
  • Punishment
  • Rebirth (Renaissance)
  • Religion and the Reform of Religions
  • Saints
  • Science
  • Severity
  • Sin
  • Stupidity
  • Suspicion
  • Virtue
  • Women
  • Words
  • V. Political Life
  • Accusations and Calumnies
  • Agrarian Law
  • Ambition
  • The Aristocracy
  • The Army and Soldiers
  • Artillery
  • Authority
  • Cavalry
  • Cities
  • Citizenship
  • Colonies
  • Constitution
  • Corruption
  • Dictatorship
  • Disorders
  • Empires and Emperors
  • Equality
  • Errors
  • Expansion
  • Extraordinary Measures
  • Fortresses
  • The Founders and Reformers of States
  • Gold
  • Gonfalonier (Highest Magistrate of the Republic of Florence)
  • Government
  • Laws
  • Liberality
  • Liberty and Its Safekeeping
  • Ministers
  • Mixed Government
  • The Multitude
  • Opinion, Freedom of
  • The People
  • Popular Government
  • Poverty
  • The Prince
  • Public Honors
  • Republics
  • Revolutions and Reforms
  • Servitude
  • Social Conflicts
  • The State
  • Tribunes of the People
  • Tyranny
  • Tyranny and License
  • War
  • VI. Machiavelli on His Contemporaries
  • Alexander VI, Pope
  • Giovanpaolo Baglioni
  • Cesare Borgia, the Duke Valentino
  • Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Spain
  • Italian Princes
  • Julius II, Pope
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici (the Magnificent)
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino
  • Louis XII, King of France
  • Maximilian I, Emperor of Germany
  • Girolamo Savonarola (Friar)
  • Caterina Sforza, Countess of Forlì
  • Piero Soderini
  • VII. Past and Present
  • Achilles
  • Agathocles of Syracuse
  • Alexander the Great
  • Aristotle
  • Athens and Sparta
  • Cicero
  • Constantinople
  • Cyrus, King of Persia
  • Dante Alighieri
  • King David (Old Testament)
  • Cosimo de’ Medici
  • Giovanni de’ Medici
  • Florence
  • France and the French
  • Germany and the German Free Cities
  • Italy
  • Julius Caesar
  • Livy (Roman Historian)
  • Moses
  • Plutarch
  • Rome and the Roman People
  • Romulus
  • Turks and the Turkish Empire
  • Venice
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • CREDITS