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Writing History in a Ruined World: Machiavelli, Vettori, and Guicciardini on History and Republicanism

Writing History in a Ruined World: Machiavelli, Vettori, and Guicciardini on History and Republicanism
73 Queens Pk Cr E, Northrop Frye Hall room 205
Time: Oct 18th, 3:30 pm End: Oct 18th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Book History/Print Culture, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Mark Jurdjevic, York University



The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies invites you to the following Friday Workshop, the first in the 2013/2014 Friday Workshop series, commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Machiavelli's The Prince:

Mark Jurdjevic (History, Glendon College, York)

Writing History in a Ruined World: Machiavelli, Vettori, and Guicciardini on History and Republicanism


Friday 18 October 2013
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Northrop Frye, Room 205

This paper looks at the role of history in the political outlook and careers of Machiavelli and his friends Francesco Vettori and Francesco Guicciardini.  All three were significant participants in Florentine politics who wrote major histories of their city in their times.  They also shared a preference for republican government.  But as Medici power raised the possibility of an outright princely state in Florence, Vettori, and Guicciardini set aside their republican sympathies.  They justified their position in Florentine historical terms, arguing against any clear moral distinctions between regime types.  Machiavelli, however, insisted on a republican reading of Florentine history and tried to persuade the family to adopt a republican solution to the city’s constitutional dilemmas.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, (416) 585-4484.


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