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Machiavelli Paper Assignment
This map of Renaissance Italy reflects one of the concerns that prompted Machiavelli to write his book and dedicate it to Lorenzo II de’ Medici (1492-1519). Machiavelli’s intent was to provide a blueprint to unify Italy so that Italy might once again be great as it was during the Roman Empire and be a rival to the other great powers in Europe at that time. By the early sixteenth century both France and Spain had gone through the long-drawn out struggle to create unified countries (better to call them kingdoms rather than countries or states) and had emerged as the powers in Europe.Photo credit.
Read Niccol Machiavelli (1469-1527)The Prince(in its entirety).Answer the following question in a one-page paper:Citing specific evidence from Machiavelli’s The Prince (not from the textbook) identify and briefly explain the qualities of the ideal political leader.
Before proceeding you might wish to read the shortnotesand review thestudy questionson Machiavelli.
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