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The Resource Machiavelli and the orders of violence, Yves Winter, McGill University

Machiavelli and the orders of violence, Yves Winter, McGill University

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Machiavelli and the orders of violence
Title
Machiavelli and the orders of violence
Statement of responsibility
Yves Winter, McGill University
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Niccolò Machiavelli is the most prominent and notorious theorist of violence in the history of European political thought - prominent, because he is the first to candidly discuss the role of violence in politics; and notorious, because he treats violence as virtue rather than as vice. In this original interpretation, Yves Winter reconstructs Machiavelli's theory of violence and shows how it challenges moral and metaphysical ideas. Winter attributes two central theses to Machiavelli: first, violence is not a generic technology of government but a strategy that tends to correlate with inequality and class conflict; and second, violence is best understood not in terms of conventional notions of law enforcement, coercion, or the proverbial 'last resort', but as performance. Most political violence is effective not because it physically compels another agent who is thus coerced; rather, it produces political effects by appealing to an audience. As such, this book shows how in Machiavelli's world, violence is designed to be perceived, experienced, remembered, and narrated"--
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Winter, Yves
Dewey number
303.601
Index
index present
LC call number
JC143.M4
LC item number
W56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Political violence
  • Violence
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Political violence
  • Violence
Label
Machiavelli and the orders of violence, Yves Winter, McGill University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spectacle -- Force -- Cruelty -- Beginnings -- Institutions -- Tumults
Control code
1028622212
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 230 pages
Isbn
9781108426701
Lccn
2018010097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028622212
Label
Machiavelli and the orders of violence, Yves Winter, McGill University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spectacle -- Force -- Cruelty -- Beginnings -- Institutions -- Tumults
Control code
1028622212
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 230 pages
Isbn
9781108426701
Lccn
2018010097
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1028622212

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