Short Answer Questions Key
1. What was the inspiration for Machiavelli's "The Discourses"?
Livy's account of the history of Rome written around 25 B.C.
2. How did Machiavelli begin the preface to "The Discourses"?
As a letter to two political thinkers from Florence.
3. From what did Machiavelli develop the information that he wrote into "The Discourses"?
From long experience and continuous study of worldly affairs.
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