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J.G.A. Pocock

Dorothy Ross on Pocock’s Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition (1975) and Mine

Classics Series             J.G.A. Pocock’s Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition (1975)When asked about a classic work of history that had influenced me and deserved our continuing attention, I knew at once my reply was J.G.A. Pocock’s The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition. During the late 1970s I was researching the Gilded Age generation of social thinkers in the United States and uncertain about how to frame their thought. It was easy enough to see them as socializing liberalism or scientizing social thought or professionalizing their intellectual work, that is to see Read more