Title

The Reception of Machiacelli in Early Modern Spain, by Keith David Howard (Review)

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

12-1-2018

Publication Title

Hispanofila

Volume

184

First page number:

168

Last page number:

170

Abstract

Howard begins his monograph with captivating quotations from Machiavelismo degollado por la Christiana Sabiduría de España y Austria, a work by Claudio Clemente published in 1637. Clemente's polemical tone nicely sets the stage for the discussion that follows and for Howard's expressed goal: to demonstrate "the observable appropriation of key Machiavellian concepts" (5) by Spanish political writers who simultaneously masked those conceptual adoptions with anti-Machiavellian rhetoric. Multiple early modern political writings are incorporated to lay a clear foundation for, and solid support to, Howard's contentions.

Disciplines

Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Language

English

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