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Machiavelli's Three Romes: Religion, Human Liberty, and Politics Reformed

Vickie B. Sullivan


Niccolò Machiavelli's ambiguous treatment of religion has fueled a contentious and long-standing debate among scholars. Whereas some insist that Machiavelli is a Christian, others maintain he is a pagan. This book mediates between these divergent views by arguing that he is neither but that he utilizes elements of both understandings arrayed in a wholly new way. The book begins with an introduction that shows how Niccolò Machiavelli's account of a new Rome points to the tremendous impact that he believes Christianity has had and can have on politics. In order to overcome the politically delete ... More

Keywords: Machiavelli, religion, Christian, pagan, Machiavelli's thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501747847
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501747847.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vickie B. Sullivan, author
Tufts University