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It is a remarkable fact that some of the best-known early modern works on politics were written in the vernacular. This is no coincidence. Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527) intended his Il principe only for the eyes of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the dedicatee of the small booklet.Peter S. Donaldson, Machiavelli and Mystery of State (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988), p. ix. The work was, moreover, made available in manuscript form and would only be published posthumously in 1532. Thomas Hobbes ...

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The development of the institution of permanent diplomacy is closely linked to the rise of the sovereign state. It evolved from the mediaeval envoyship, which in essence was a pure private law construction, where a legatus was defined as anyone authorised by another.Randall Lesaffer, Europa. Een zoektocht naar vrede? 1453–1763 en 1945–1997 (Louvain: Universitaire Pers Leuven, 1999), p. 52. As such, the royal diplomat did not differ essentially from a messenger or mandatory, sent in the name of a...

in Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World Online
In: Jesuit Philosophy on the Eve of Modernity
In: A Companion to the Spanish Scholastics
In: A Companion to the Spanish Scholastics
In: A Companion to the Spanish Scholastics
In: A Companion to the Spanish Scholastics
In: A Companion to the Spanish Scholastics