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These authors tended to cite Tacitus as their source for realist political advice, rather than Machiavelli, and this pretense came to be known as ” Tacitism “. In fact, he was apparently influencing both Catholic and Protestant kings.

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Thus they continuously mar their reputations and alienate their people. They assign a leader who mafhiavel be popular lrince the people while the great benefit, or a strong authority defending the people against the great. One “should never fall in the belief that you can find someone to pick you up”.

He clearly felt Italy needed major reform in his time, and this opinion of his time is widely shared. Although a bad reputation should be avoided, it is sometimes necessary to have one.

More importantly, and less traditionally, he distinguishes new princedoms from hereditary established princedoms. Then, if he decides to discontinue or limit his generosity, he will be labeled as a miser.

He also warns against idleness. He cited Caterina Sforzawho used a fortress to defend herself but was eventually betrayed by her people. Through this, he can best learn how to protect his territory and advance upon others. This became the theme of much future political discourse in Europe machjavel the 17th century. Thus, one cannot attribute to fortune or virtue what price achieved without either. By contrast, those who can benefit from the new order will be less fierce in their support, because the new order is unfamiliar and they are not certain it will live up to its promises.


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Atkinson and David Sices: He claims that “being disarmed makes you despised. Pope Leo X was pope at the time the book was written and a member of the de Medici family. Additionally, a prince who does not raise the contempt of the nobles and keeps machoavel people satisfied, Machiavelli assures, should have no fear of conspirators.

A prince, therefore, should only keep his word when it suits his purposes, but do his utmost to maintain the illusion that he does keep his word machiavfl that he is reliable in that regard. Therefore, a prince must have the means to force his supporters to keep supporting him even when they start having second thoughts, otherwise he will lose macgiavel power.

When some of his mercenary captains started to plot against him, he had them imprisoned and executed. One such commentator, Mary Dietz, writes that Machiavelli’s agenda was not to be satirical, as Rousseau had argued, but instead was “offering carefully crafted advice such as arming the people designed to undo the ruler if taken seriously and followed. The Court of Rome sternly prohibited his book. However, a prince that relies solely on fortifications or on the help of others mahciavel stands on the mcahiavel is ke self-sufficient.

It even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words “politics” and “politician” in western countries. It can be summarized as follows: On this matter, Strauss Machiavelli notes that a prince is praised for keeping his word.

But it is unusual that the Medici family’s position of Papal power is openly named as something that should be used as a personal power base, as a tool of secular politics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli’s works and the one most responsible for bringing the word ” Machiavellian ” into usage as a pejorative.


In its use of near-contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics, another lesser-known work by Machiavelli which The Prince has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani. Machiavelli discusses the recent history of the Church as if it were a princedom that was in competition to conquer Italy against other princes. Because they are strong and more self-sufficient, they have to make fewer compromises with their allies.

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Archived from the original on King Ferdinand of Spain is cited by Machiavelli as an example of a monarch who gained esteem by showing his ability through great feats and who, in the name of religion, conquered many territories and kept his subjects occupied so that they had no chance to rebel. According to Dietz the trap never succeeded because Lorenzo — “a suspicious prince” — apparently never read the work of the “former republican.

Mentally, he encouraged the study of past military events. Pole reported that it was spoken of highly by his enemy Thomas Cromwell in England, and had influenced Henry VIII in his turn towards Protestantismld in his tactics, for example during the Pilgrimage of Grace.

A principality is not the only outcome possible from these appetites, because it can also lead to either “liberty” or “license”. Fortune, Machiavelli argues, seems to strike at the prinde where no resistance is offered, as had recently been the case in Italy.

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