Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:10 PM
UTUSN (37,781 posts)
500 yr old arrest warrant for MACHIAVELLI discovered
500-year-old arrest warrant for ‘The Prince’ author Niccolò Machiavelli discovered by British professor
.... A British academic has discovered the arrest warrant for famed Italian Renaissance man Niccolò Machiavelli. The historic document is exactly 500-years-old and is the catalyst for Machiavelli's writing of the political treatise "The Prince."
Professor Stephen J. Milner of the University of Manchester found the aged document hidden away in a state archive while researching Florentine town criers in the 15th to early 16th centuries. ....
A mounted town crier read the proclamation on Feb. 19, 1513, which stated Florentines had one hour to surrender any information regarding the whereabouts of Machiavelli or anyone who may be hiding him to authorities.
Milner also found a document describing Florentine authorities paying four horsemen to ride through the streets in search of Machiavelli and the subsequent reward they would receive for his capture.
Machiavelli became a wanted man when the power of the Florentine government changed hands and his name was linked to a conspiracy to overthrow the returning Medici family. ....
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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:59 PM
Bucky (42,414 posts)
5. "To demonstrate his prowess, a Prince must not hesitate to act swiftly to remove his rivals"
Fail. With a 500 year head start, you'll never catch as wily a character an Nick "the Stick" Machiavelli!