The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made (Hardcover)
Machiavelli and the World That He Made
Grove Press, 9780802120748, 270pp.
Publication Date: July 9, 2013
In this groundbreaking book, Philip Bobbitt explores this often misunderstood work in the context of the time. He describes "The Prince" as one half of a masterpiece that, along with Machiavelli's often neglected "Discourses" prophesies the end of the feudal era and describes the birth of the neoclassical
Renaissance State. Using both Renaissance examples and cases drawn from our current era, Bobbitt situates Machiavelli's work as a turning point in our understanding of the relation between war and law as these create and maintain the State. This is a fascinating history and commentary by the man Henry Kissinger called "the outstanding political philosopher of our time.
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Praise For The Garments of Court and Palace: Machiavelli and the World That He Made…
With his profound knowledge of history, philosophy, politics and law, Professor Bobbitt has made a major contribution to penetrating the thought of Machiavelli and illuminating its context. This extraordinary intellectual endeavor may well become a new standard interpretation.” Henry A. Kissinger
Riddles for centuries, the beginning and ending of Machiavelli’s The Prince have finally found a plausible explanation. Provocative.” Bryce Christensen, Booklist