Medicinal Herbs and Poison Plants: Reading Machiavelli in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1560–1700.

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Abstract

This article challenges the consensus among scholars of political thought in the Polish-Lithuanian Commownwealth that Machiavelli's thought was unknown and unfamiliar, and that attitudes to him were uniformly hostile. Based on an examination of copies of Machiavelli's works known to have been in Polish hands, it studies annotations on copies of the Discourses of the First Ten Books of Livy to argue that the Discourses, with their defence of republicanism, were far more widely read than the Prince, and that Machiavelli was far more widely known in Poland-Lithuania than has previously been appreciated
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnie międzypaństwowe, parlamentaryzm i samorządność Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów
EditorsWacław Uruszczak, Zdzisław Noga, Michał Zwierzykowski, Krzysztof Fokt
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherWydawnicto Sejmowe
StateAccepted/In press - 2019

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Commonwealth
Poison
Niccolo Machiavelli
Discourse
Lithuania
Thought
Political Thought
Annotation
Republicanism
Poland
Livy

Keywords

  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Early Modern Political Thought
  • Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • Republican Thought

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Frost, R. I. (Accepted/In press). Medicinal Herbs and Poison Plants: Reading Machiavelli in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1560–1700. In W. Uruszczak, Z. Noga, M. Zwierzykowski, & K. Fokt (Eds.), Unie międzypaństwowe, parlamentaryzm i samorządność Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów Warsaw: Wydawnicto Sejmowe.

Medicinal Herbs and Poison Plants: Reading Machiavelli in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1560–1700. / Frost, Robert Ian.

Unie międzypaństwowe, parlamentaryzm i samorządność Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów . ed. / Wacław Uruszczak; Zdzisław Noga; Michał Zwierzykowski; Krzysztof Fokt. Warsaw : Wydawnicto Sejmowe, 2019.

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Frost, RI 2019, Medicinal Herbs and Poison Plants: Reading Machiavelli in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1560–1700. in W Uruszczak, Z Noga, M Zwierzykowski & K Fokt (eds), Unie międzypaństwowe, parlamentaryzm i samorządność Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów . Wydawnicto Sejmowe, Warsaw.
Frost RI. Medicinal Herbs and Poison Plants: Reading Machiavelli in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1560–1700. In Uruszczak W, Noga Z, Zwierzykowski M, Fokt K, editors, Unie międzypaństwowe, parlamentaryzm i samorządność Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów . Warsaw: Wydawnicto Sejmowe. 2019.
Frost, Robert Ian. / Medicinal Herbs and Poison Plants: Reading Machiavelli in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1560–1700.Unie międzypaństwowe, parlamentaryzm i samorządność Rzeczypospolitej Obojga Narodów . editor / Wacław Uruszczak ; Zdzisław Noga ; Michał Zwierzykowski ; Krzysztof Fokt. Warsaw : Wydawnicto Sejmowe, 2019.
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