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Machiavellian Rhetoric:
From the Counter-Reformation to Milton
Victoria Kahn

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Note on Spelling and Translations
Introduction3
Pt. 1Machiavelli13
1The Prince18
2The Discourses44
3Rhetoric and Reason of State: Botero's Reading of Machiavelli60
Pt. 2English Machiavellism85
4Reading Machiavelli, 1550-164093
5Machiavellian Debates, 1530-1660132
Pt. 3Milton167
6A Rhetoric of Indifference171
7Virtue and Virtu in Comus185
8Machiavellian Rhetoric in Paradise Lost209
Coda: Rhetoric and the Critique of Ideology237
Appendix: A Brief Note on Rhetoric and Republicanism in the Historiography of the Italian Renaissance243
Notes249
Index311

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