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  • Cosimo De Medici: Godfathers Of The Renaissance

    In Florence 1389, a boy is baptized, he was not of noble birth. He was the son of a local merchant. His name was Cosimo De Medici. According to the book “Culture & Values: A survey of the Humanities” by Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich, and Louis Fichner-Rathus, “ Cosimo de’ Medici (de facto ruler of Florence from 1434 to 1464) was an astute banker and a cultivated man of letters” (382). From humble beginnings, his dynasty would seek for power and influence and not stop until they secured the papacy itself. This was a world where power came at a price in three: murder, assassination, and war. However, the city of Florence was also home of creativity and for the greater glory of the family. The Medici would protect and pay for the greatest artists and thinkers of that age, Michael Angelo, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Galileo. An expression of ideas that will shutter the medieval world and resonate for centuries with a single word, renaissance –rebirth-. Behind it, there is still The Medici, the godfathers of the Renaissance. In a side street of the main plaza in…

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  • The Moral Use Of Power In The Princess Diaries Two

    “Machiavellian,” a term which originated partly because of numerous ideas put forth by Machiavelli in his controversial political treatise, The Prince. However, modern scholarship has revealed that there is more virtue to Machiavelli’s supposed amoral statements than traditional critics believed. Before Machiavelli retired to his estate and penned The Prince, he resided in Florence at the time when Lorenzo de’Medici and the House of Medici, an influential banking family that…

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  • Machiavelli The Prince Chapter Summaries Analysis

    ▪ Summary of the main ideas Machiavelli started his book by glorifying the Prince Lorenzo De Medici that he is writing for, he wanted to present him the most valuable thing he owned; his accumulated knowledge and experiences from his long years working in their contemporary affairs and his continual studying to history before his exile. The book is concerned of how to establish a despotic regime? how to consolidate and maintain this regime after establishment? ▪ In the First part, the Author…

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  • Analysis Of Machiavelli's Discourses On Livy

    control the region. The constant fluctuations in the newly formed Political-military alliances continually led to the change of loyalty instituting the rise and fall of many ruling governments. The world and times that Machiavelli was coming into was a strong factor to his view on how his vision of how Florence should be constructed later in life. The instability of the region had allowed for this new ideology within Florence to take shape, to see a strong need for a leader that could bring…

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  • Marco Polo's Influence On Medieval Europe

    Introduction- Marco Polo is a famous and revolutionary Venetian explorer. Today's society learnt a lot from him and he was one of the most significant figures of Medieval Europe. Polo was the thread of string that ran from the East to the West, from Europe to Asia. He had an extremely positive and impactful influence on trade and the economy. Introducing many goods to both Europe and Asia, Marco's presence and achievements are prominently felt throughout time. His book inspired envy, curiosity…

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  • The Medici Effect Summary

    I found the information within this book to be incredibly enlightening in discovering not only what urban ministry entails, but also ministry itself. In this 21st century, there are practically two to three churches on nearly every city block. Moreover, each church has their own agenda, organizational structure and their very own way of doing things. In our Western culture today, it is a fact with quite clear understanding that many churches do church instead of becoming a church as Jesus…

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  • Analysis Of Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

    Power is not evil, it is the user that makes it evil. Machiavelli, a controversial figure in political history left a legacy of brutal reality which disturbed many people. Niccolo Machiavelli’s, The Prince explores the groundbreaking ideas for a prince to secure the leading position in government and retain his power and leadership. Human nature combined with power has the possibility of becoming tragically destructive. However, that wreckage stems from the environment, and the actions…

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  • The Medici Family In Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

    In 1434, the Medici family gained control of the Republic of Florence. The family started solely as bankers. They gained power by financially supporting Pope John XXIII and continuing to serve as the direct bank of the Pope. The Medici family ruled Florence from 1434-1737 and are remembered for so many incredible Florentine successes. In the same era, Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian philosopher, wrote a book entitled The Prince. This book set forth the most efficient way to gain and maintain…

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  • Political Authority In Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

    of 29, in his native city of Florence, with minimal administrative experience, he served as an ambassador of the government as well as a secretary to the chancery. One of the major Italian city-states, the republic of Florence, had maintained an alliance with the French; however, when Pope Julius II defeated the French in 1512, Florence was defeated as well. Eventually, Pope Julius II, declared that he would not agree to make peace unless Florence ceased to be a republic, which meant that the…

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  • Machiavellian Principles Of Government

    The system in America is flawed but would not be considered for a dictatorship. The 2016 presidential candidates because did exemplify Machiavelli ideas but lacked other qualities because a dictatorship in America would not go so well in this nation since the people are so strong minded. Machiavelli’s lasting impressions are outrageous when he states “might is right” would never go right in America. Before discussing the Machiavelli’s principle belief’s in action it is important to know who he…

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