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Questions tagged [niccolo-machiavelli]

Questions about the Italian diplomat, politician and writer Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) and his works. Machiavelli wrote non-fiction works such as 'The Prince' and the 'Discourses on Livy', and fiction works such as the comedies 'La Mandragola' and 'Clizia'. Use this tag with the tag [italian-literature].

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Necessity or benefits of reading Livy before Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy?

Niccolò Machiavelli's Discourses on Livy, written between 1513 and 1519, are not as famous as The Prince, but possibly his best work. Its Italian title, Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, ...
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