Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* Machiavelli lost his post at the chancellery of Florence when the Medici family returned to power.
* He presents his book, THE PRINCE, to Lorenzo de Medici in the hope of securing a place in the new government.
* Machiavelli plays up his knowledge of history and his lifetime of government service as his credentials for...
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