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ITAL 5541 The Genius of Machiavelli (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

We will read and discuss two of the greatest works by Nicolo Machiavelli, Il Principe and La Mandragola, as well as several other works (La Vita di Castruccio Castracani; Libro VIII of the Istorie Fiorentine), as time permits. Our objective is to define the originality of Machiavelli as a reader, thinker and writer, and to understand the challenge that his ideas posed to traditional political philosophy.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Laurie Shepard

Prerequisites: Open to students who have completed CCR or equivalent

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Comments: Conducted in Italian
Elective for Italian major or minor


Last Updated: 09-Jan-15