ITAL 5541 The Genius of Machiavelli (Spring: 3 )
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.
Instructor(s): Laurie Shepard
Last Updated: 09-Jan-15