Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy: New Readings
Ed. Diogo Pires Aurélio & André Santos Campos
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The work Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy: New Readings, edited by Diogo Pires Aurélio and André Santos Campos, has just been published by Brill.

Machiavelli is known chiefly for The Prince, but his main considerations on politics are found in his later work Discourses on Livy. Despite this book’s historical and theoretical importance, its complexity, length and style have often discouraged new readers and interpreters of Machiavelli from engaging with it. For this reason, the Discourses has not been given the attention it deserves. This volume of newly commissioned essays by some of the world’s leading Machiavelli experts seeks to remedy this deficiency. It is the first collective volume dedicated specifically to this profound work, covering topics such as Machiavelli’s republicanism, the relation between liberty and tyranny, the role of religion, Machiavelli’s conception of history, his writing style, his view of society as a plural and conflictive body, his suggestion of how a free state should be organized, and his notions of people and virtù.

Contributors: Jérémie Barthas, Thomas Berns, Alessandro Campi, J. Patrick Coby, Marie Gaille, Marco Geuna, Mark Jurdjevic, Cary J. Nederman, Gabriele Pedullà, Diogo Pires Aurélio, Fabio Raimondi, André Santos Campos, Miguel Vatter, and Camila Vergara.

Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy: New Readings
Aurélio, D. P., Campos, A. S. (Eds.)
ISBN 978-90-04-44207-8 (E-Book) / 978-90-04-38292-3 (Hardback)

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