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Cervantes's Don Quijote, Part 2, and the Spanish Reason-of-State Tradition

@inproceedings{Howard2015CervantessDQ,
  title={Cervantes's Don Quijote, Part 2, and the Spanish Reason-of-State Tradition},
  author={K. Howard},
  year={2015}
}
The conversation between don Quijote, the barber and the curate regarding “esto que llaman razón de estado y modos de gobierno” that opens Part 2 of Don Quijote is well known. Yet Cervantes’s engagement with the Spanish anti-Machiavellian reason-of-state tradition throughout Part 2, to which he so clearly alludes in this passage, has remained unclear until now. This is undoubtedly due to a misunderstanding of the anti-Machiavellians themselves, as historians and literary critics have tended to… Expand
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