1648 Machiavelli The PRINCE Florence Italy Politics Italian Renaissance Medici + VERY Rare Huguenot Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos! Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (1469 –1527) was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but “long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings”. This printing of The Prince is truly rare! It is paired with a treatise by Hubert Languet of the kings and rulers and the vindication against tyranny! This treatise was designed for people to read and learn about how to defend their liberties against vicious tyrants! Vindiciae contra tyrannos (meaning: “Defences [of liberty] against tyrants”) was an influential Huguenot tract published in Basel in 1579. The work proceeds through four questions concerning the response of the people to their king. The first two questions are treated briskly and concern whether a people are bound to obey and/or are able to resist their king when he breaks the divine law. The third and longest question considers whether the people can resist a king on the grounds that he is destroying the commonwealth. The answer to each of these questions is an affirmative and the work is interesting for the grounds that it gives for popular resistance. The work merges the theological view of covenant with the legal understanding of contract to show why resistance can be justified in the eyes of the law. However, it stops short of inviting any individual to judge a king. Rather, individuals could only Take Up Arms if they are led by an inferior magistrate (so termed to distinguish them from the superior magistrate, i.e., the king). This shows considerable restraint in the wake of the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre and in comparison to other Reformed thinkers such as Christopher Goodman and John Knox. The fourth question considers whether foreign princes can legally support a popular rising against a king on the conditions set out in the first three questions. Main author: Niccolo Machiavelli Other names: Sylvestre Tellio; Philippe de Mornay; Antonio Possevino; Hubert Languet Title: Nicolai Machiavelli Florentini Princeps Other titles: Vindiciæ contra tyrannos: siue, De principis in populum, populique in principem, legitima potestate Published: Lugduni Batavorum : Officina H. de Vogel, 1648. (Elzevir) Language: Latin FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure vellum binding Pages: complete with all 444 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Illustrations: copper engraved title page Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum : Officina H. de Vogel, 1648. Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 1648 Machiavelli The PRINCE Florence Italy ...
Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum : Officina H. de Vogel, 1648. (Elzevir)
Publication Date: 1648
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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