Breaches. Princely inclinations and freedom in Machiavelli’s Discorsi according to Elena Fasano Guarini

Journal title SOCIETÀ E STORIA
Author/s Luigi Lazzerini
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/148
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 327-338 File size 45 KB
DOI 10.3280/SS2015-148005
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In the opinion of Elena Fasano Guarini, it is possibile to point out in Machiavelli’s Discorsi some specific points in which the Segretario explains the inability of Republics to achieve the security and the equality in front of the law of all citizens, including those who live in the other towns of the dominio and in the rural areas of the contado. This consideration leads Machiavelli to evaluate positively the monarchical experience, particulary the French model of a king who rules under a strict control of the law. Fasano speaks explicitly of "breaches" that are opened by Machiavelli in the compact texture of the Discorsi, devoted in general to exalt the classical idea of republican freedom. The essay examines Fasano’s hypothesis and makes some criticisms.

Keywords: Machiavelli; Discourses on Livy; Reinassance; Freedom/Jurical equality; Republic/Principality; Florence; Centre/Periphery

Luigi Lazzerini, Brecce. Inclinazioni principesche e libertà nei discorsi di Machiavelli secondo Elena Fasano Guarini in "SOCIETÀ E STORIA " 148/2015, pp 327-338, DOI: 10.3280/SS2015-148005