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The Resource Machiavellian rhetoric : from the Counter-Reformation to Milton, Victoria Kahn

Machiavellian rhetoric : from the Counter-Reformation to Milton, Victoria Kahn

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Machiavellian rhetoric : from the Counter-Reformation to Milton
Title
Machiavellian rhetoric
Title remainder
from the Counter-Reformation to Milton
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Kahn
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historians of political thought have argued that the real Machiavelli is the republican thinker and theorist of civic virtù. Machiavellian Rhetoric argues in contrast that Renaissance readers were right to see Machiavelli as a Machiavel, a figure of force and fraud, rhetorical cunning and deception. Taking the rhetorical Machiavel as a point of departure, Victoria Kahn argues that this figure is not simply the result of a naïve misreading of Machiavelli but is attuned to the rhetorical dimension of his political theory in a way that later thematic readings of Machiavelli are not. Her aim is to provide a revised history of Renaissance Machiavellism, particularly in England: one that sees the Machiavel and the republican as equally valid--and related--readings of Machiavelli's work. In this revised history, Machiavelli offers a rhetoric for dealing with the realm of de facto political power, rather than a political theory with a coherent thematic content; and Renaissance Machiavellism includes a variety of rhetorically sophisticated appreciations and appropriations of Machiavelli's own rhetorical approach to politics. Part I offers readings of The Prince, The Discourses, and Counter-Reformation responses to Machiavelli. Part II discusses the reception of Machiavelli in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century England. Part III focuses on Milton, especially Areopagitica, Comus, and Paradise Lost
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Kahn, Victoria Ann
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Rhetoric
  • Politics and literature
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Machiavellisme
  • Retorica
  • Politieke filosofie
  • Filosofen
Label
Machiavellian rhetoric : from the Counter-Reformation to Milton, Victoria Kahn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two: The Discourses
  • Three: Rhetoric and Reason of State: Botero's Reading of Machiavelli
  • Part Two: English Machiavellism
  • Four: Reading Machiavelli, 1550-1640
  • Five: Machiavellian Debates, 1530-1660
  • Part Three: Milton
  • Six: A Rhetoric of Indifference
  • Seven: Virtue and Virtù in Comus
  • Eight: Machiavellian Rhetoric in Paradise Lost
  • Coda: Rhetoric and the Critique of Ideology
  • Frontmatter
  • Appendix: A Brief Note on Rhetoric and Republicanism in the Historiography of the Italian Renaissance
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations and Note on Spelling and Translations
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Machiavelli
  • One: The Prince
Control code
ocm51453590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400812257
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400821280
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51453590
Label
Machiavellian rhetoric : from the Counter-Reformation to Milton, Victoria Kahn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two: The Discourses
  • Three: Rhetoric and Reason of State: Botero's Reading of Machiavelli
  • Part Two: English Machiavellism
  • Four: Reading Machiavelli, 1550-1640
  • Five: Machiavellian Debates, 1530-1660
  • Part Three: Milton
  • Six: A Rhetoric of Indifference
  • Seven: Virtue and Virtù in Comus
  • Eight: Machiavellian Rhetoric in Paradise Lost
  • Coda: Rhetoric and the Critique of Ideology
  • Frontmatter
  • Appendix: A Brief Note on Rhetoric and Republicanism in the Historiography of the Italian Renaissance
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations and Note on Spelling and Translations
  • Introduction
  • Part One: Machiavelli
  • One: The Prince
Control code
ocm51453590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400812257
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400821280
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51453590

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