Machiavelli


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Ma·chi·a·vel·li

 (măk′ē-ə-vĕl′ē, mä′kyä-), Niccolò 1469-1527.
Italian political theorist whose book The Prince (1513) describes the achievement and maintenance of power by a determined ruler indifferent to moral considerations.

Machiavelli

(ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪ)
n
(Biography) Niccolò (nikkoˈlɔ). 1469–1527, Florentine statesman and political philosopher; secretary to the war council of the Florentine republic (1498–1512). His most famous work is Il Principe (The Prince, 1532)

Mach•i•a•vel•li

(ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i)

n.
Niccolò di Bernardo, 1469–1527, Italian political philosopher.
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Noun1.Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
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My information dates from the day on which I was arrested," returned the Abbe Faria; "and as the emperor had created the kingdom of Rome for his infant son, I presume that he has realized the dream of Machiavelli and Caesar Borgia, which was to make Italy a united kingdom.
Machiavelli was the accredited agent of the Florentine Republic to Cesare Borgia (1478-1507) during the transactions which led up to the assassinations of the Orsini and Vitelli at Sinigalia, and along with his letters to his chiefs in Florence he has left an account, written ten years before "The Prince," of the proceedings of the duke in his "Descritione del modo tenuto dal duca Valentino nello ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli," etc.
It seems, however, that this politic damsel (who had been reading Machiavelli, beyond doubt), had a very ingenious little plot in her mind.
She beheld the horrible fate that overtook three Papists--two he-babies and a she-baby--who began their career by sousing each other with the Holy Water, and then proceeded to the Machiavelli memorial, dripping but hallowed.
We went to the Church of Santa Croce, from time to time, in Florence, to weep over the tombs of Michael Angelo, Raphael and Machiavelli,
The world still rings with the struggle between Pitt and Napoleon, two men who conducted the politics of their respective countries at an age when Henri de Navarre, Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert, Louvois, the Prince of Orange, the Guises, Machiavelli, in short, all the best known of our great men, coming from the ranks or born to a throne, began to rule the State.
The brain of a Machiavelli could scarcely have invented a plausible reply.
L'autrice attraverso l'analisi delle Istorie fiorentine mette in rilievo l'esistenza di un atteggiamento di scontento in Machiavelli verso la Signoria medicea.
Holding forth on the social life of flies or the idea of parliament in Machiavelli, these scholarly presentations signaled a will to govern in cognizance of the social and political sciences through an open interdisciplinarity between scholars and politicians.
Resnick weaves in all kinds of encounters: with Machiavelli, for instance.
Although both Machiavelli and the Mafia counsel keeping your enemies close, veteran bureaucrats know better.
Machiavelli, the Italian statesman and philosopher, shares a narrative that helps students understand the cultural significance and contribution of the Renaissance in context with political ideas that shaped the empires of the east and west.