Faulty Foundings and Failed Reformers in Machiavelli's Florentine Histories

@article{McCormick2017FaultyFA,
  title={Faulty Foundings and Failed Reformers in Machiavelli's Florentine Histories},
  author={John P. McCormick},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={111},
  pages={204 - 216}
}
T his article argues against prevailing scholarly trends that the Florentine Histories continues to delineate the ways through which Niccolò Machiavelli, in The Prince and the Discourses, advised potential founders or reformers to exploit, for their own benefit and that of their patria, the inevitable social conflicts between elites and the people that arise in all polities. Machiavelli demonstrates that, in particular, Giano della Bella and Michele di Lando could and should have attempted to… Expand
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