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Section 5: History's Bookshelf


This paper examines the historical context of Machiavelli and his life experience that prompted his infamous writing in The Prince & Discourses on Livy. By examining Machiavelli's life, the author hopes to provide a clearer understanding of the Florentine and his controversial political ideology.

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Matthew Frye is a Senior History Major from Searcy, AR. He is a member of Phi Alpha Theta and the Advertising Editor for its journal, Tenor of Our Times. He plans to utilize his History degree in museum and library studies in the future.

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