Redeeming the Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece

2014.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maurizio Viroli, Redeeming the Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece, Princeton University Press, 2014, 189pp.,
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2014.04.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Maurizio Viroli, Redeeming the Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli's Masterpiece, Princeton University Press, 2014, 189pp., $26.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691160016. Reviewed by Cary J. Nederman, Texas A&M University 2013 marked the 500th anniversary of the composition of Machiavelli's The Prince. Not surprisingly, the past eighteen months have seen a plethora of conferences and publications celebrating this event. Among the latter is Redeeming the Prince, by Maurizio Viroli, one of the most prominent expositors of Machiavelli during the past three decades. Viroli's prolific scholarly output includes biographical, contextual and theoretical studies of Machiavelli. In this volume, Viroli takes aim at one of the most perplexing features of The Prince, namely, the meaning of its 26th and final chapter, entitled "Exhortation to seize Italy and restore and free her from the barbarians." Why. . .

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