Thursday, May 16, 2013

Niccolo Machiavelli Theme/Machiavelli as a political thinker:

Niccolo Machiavelli  Theme/Machiavelli as a political thinker:-

v Introduction & the great powers of Europe:-
          In the second half of the fifteenth century, the great powers of Europe were Spain, France and Holy Roman Empire. Italy was divided into many small states. The most important were Milan, Venice, Florence, the Papacy and the Kingdom of Naples. These five Italian powers had two main interests; no foreign power should intervence Italian affairs and none of them should increase its power of territory at the expense of the others. There was balance of power due to the patient and skill diplomacy of Lorenzo De Medici, the rule of Florence. He was a great success as an international statesman and raised Florence to the highest point of influence and power. 

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