As de Alvarez (1999 :12530) points out that what Machiavelli actually says is that Italians in his time leave things not just to fortune, but to "fortune and God". It even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words "politics" and "politician" in western countries. He clearly felt Italy needed major reform in his time, and this opinion of his time is widely shared. Princes should undertake great projects to enhance their reputation. 40 One of the most important early works dedicated to criticism of Machiavelli, especially The Prince, was that of the Huguenot, Innocent Gentillet, Discourse against Machiavelli, commonly also referred to as Anti Machiavel, published in Geneva in 1576. The term Machiavellian has come to denote a kind of draconian, win-at-any-cost approach to governing. Even more unusual, rather than simply suggesting caution as a prudent way to try to avoid the worst of bad luck, Machiavelli holds that the greatest princes in history tend to be ones who take more risks, and rise to power through their own labour. However, during a siege a virtuous prince will keep the morale of his subjects high while removing all dissenters. Unlike Cicero's more widely accepted works however, according to Cox (1997 :1122 Ad Herennium.
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This type of "princedom" refers for example explicitly to the Catholic church, which is of course not traditionally thought of as a princedom. After Agathocles became Praetor of Syracuse, he called a meeting of the city's elite. In fact, he was apparently influencing both Catholic and Protestant kings. Machiavelli, "Chapter 25 The Prince, Constitution. He declared himself ruler with no opposition. Machiavelli advises monarchs to have both internal and external fears. Above all, Machiavelli argues, a prince should not interfere with the property of their subjects, their women, or the life of somebody without proper justification.
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The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli.
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