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Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy
by James Hankins
Harvard University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-674-24251-7 | Cloth: 978-0-674-23755-1
Library of Congress Classification HM665.H36 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 170

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
James Hankins challenges the view that the Renaissance was the seedbed of modern republicanism, with Machiavelli as exemplary thinker. What most concerned Renaissance political theorists, Hankins contends, was not reforming laws but shaping citizens. To secure the social good, they fostered virtue through a new program of education: the humanities.

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