Machiavelli
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Quentin Skinner
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Niccolo Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner traces the course of Machiavelli's adult life,
Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Quentin Skinner
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Niccolò Machiavelli taught that political leaders must be prepared to do evil so that good may come of it, and his name has been a byword ever since for duplicity and immorality. Is his sinister reputation deserved? In answering this question Quentin Skinner traces the course of Machiavelli's adult life,
Politics: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 115
Authors: Kenneth Minogue
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-02-24 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Series Copy The new Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects from politics to classics. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each book in the series provides trenchant, provocative, yet balanced discussions on the central issues of the field, gives a readable
Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Peter Hainsworth, David Robey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-23 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this Very Short Introduction to Italian Literature, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey examine Italian literature from the Middle Ages up to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history and continue to be of importance today.
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 130
Authors: Bernard Crick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-10 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

No political concept is more used, and misused, than that of democracy. Looking at key case studies, this explores the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world.