Francesco Marchesi

«Force the Signory», «Force the People». Patterns of political action in Niccolò Machiavelli's «Florentine Histories»

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Keywords: Niccolò Machiavelli; Istorie Fiorentine; Political Action; History.

Machiavelli's "Florentine Histories" show characteristic transformations concerning his historical and political theory. The origin of the alternatives that this essay tries to account is grounded in a new political practice potentially able to force orders and institutions. As a consequence, Machiavelli outlines an innovative, and peculiarly modern, view of history as a sequence of moments of structuration and destructuration, and not only linear correspondence between action and times.

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