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Machiavellian Moments and the Exigencies of Leaving

Stuart Ward

highly subjective response to the parallel problem of devising a serviceable British history for a post-British world. Pocock's point of departure is the Aristotelian polis —the highest form of political community as it reemerged in the civic humanism

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Reading Machiavelli and La Boétie with Lefort

Interpretation, Ideology and Conflict Then and Now

Emmanuel Charreau

from it. He acknowledges that, to a large extent, meaning is determined by context. But he is weary of how historiography creates concepts – like civic humanism – or framings – like the Renaissance – that tend to deny what he calls the ‘indeterminacy

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Travel, Authority, and Framing the Subject

Elizabeth Justice’s A Voyage to Russia and Amelia

Matthew W. Binney

, travel writing and the novel,” and she contrasts the language of men, involving “disinterestedness,” the “universal,” and civic humanism, with the language for women, which forms the “symbolic complex of ‘the particular’”; this “particularist approach

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Machiavelli, Epicureanism and the Ethics of Democracy

Christopher Holman

liberty and civic humanism in its traditional Aristotelian variants, see Geuna (2006) . 3 John McCormick, the most well-known contemporary democratic reader of Machiavelli, sums up what he sees as the main institutional elements of Machiavelli

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An Intellectual Genealogy of the Revolt against “Esprit de Système”

From the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment

Jeffrey D. Burson

William J. Bouwsma speaks of the sixteenth century as the “waning of the Renaissance,” a period during which the notion of empowering human nature through rhetoric, arts, and letters, so characteristic of Quattrocento civic humanism, was shaken by