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Dispelling the parable that Florentine politics provided in basic terms adverse classes, Mark Jurdjevic exhibits that major facets of Machiavelli's political inspiration have been encouraged via his local urban. Machiavelli's contempt for Florence's shortcomings was once an immediate functionality of his huge estimation of the city's unrealized political potential.

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