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The Renaissance Prince

Summary: Niccolo Machiavelli lived in a time when the Renaissance was at its peak. His most famous piece, The Prince, used the principles of the Renaissance -- humanism, individualism, and secularism -- to make a break from what had previously been considered normal conduct for a ruler. Likewise, the Renaissance itself made a break from what had previously been considered a way of life by Western society.
The Renaissance, a revival of antiquity starting in Italy around the middle of the 14th century, had broad implications for the way western society would operate thereafter. It would no longer focus on the church and its dictates, although they would still play a part. It would no longer have its government seated in Rome, with small pawns of the church controlling the land, although the church would still have a hand in government. It would no longer shun the vast stores of knowledge created in the past and ignored for a thousand years, although opponents would remain. The ideas of humanism, individualism, and secularism would come to play a role in society as they had in the past. Niccolo Machiavelli lived in a time when the Renaissance was at its peak, and, as a part of it, manifested its ideas in his works. His most famous...

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