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Dispelling the parable that Florentine politics provided merely adverse classes, Mark Jurdjevic exhibits that major elements of Machiavelli's political concept have been encouraged via his local urban. Machiavelli's contempt for Florence's shortcomings used to be an immediate functionality of his huge estimation of the city's unrealized political potential.

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