The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition

@article{Mansfield1977TheMM,
  title={The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition},
  author={H. Mansfield and J. Pocock},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1977},
  volume={71},
  pages={1151}
}
"The Machiavellian Moment" is a classic study of the consequences for modern historical and social consciousness of the ideal of the classical republic revived by Machiavelli and other thinkers of Renaissance Italy. J.G.A. Pocock suggests that Machiavelli's prime emphasis was on the moment in which the republic confronts the problem of its own instability in time, and which he calls the "Machiavellian moment."After examining this problem in the thought of Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and… Expand

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