International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6, Part M (2016)
The Influence of Machiavelli upon the History of Political Theories
There is no doubt that The Prince is doubtless the most extensively read of Machiavelli's works, the Discourses on the Ten Books of Titus Livy perhaps most honestly expresses Machiavelli's personal political beliefs and commitments, in particular, his republican sympathies. The Discourses positively illustrates upon the same basin of language and concepts that fed The Prince, but the former discourse leads us to describe conclusions quite different from-many scholars have said conflicting to-the latter. In particular, across the two works, Machiavelli consistently and clearly distinguishes between a negligible and a full conception of "political" or "civil" order, and thus constructs a hierarchy of ends within his general account of communal life. Machiavelli is not a new name in the sphere of political arena. Though he is considered one of the cunning masters of political scenario yet he holds great respect in world. During his career as a secretary and diplomat in the Florentine republic, Machiavelli came to acquire vast experience of the inner workings of French government, which became his model for the "secure" (but not free) polity. Although Machiavelli makes relatively little comment about the French monarchy in The Prince, he devotes a great deal of attention to France in the Discourses.
How to cite this article:
Gurpal Singh. The Influence of Machiavelli upon the History of Political Theories. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(6): 813-815.