The Feeder of wolves fell, worker of evil deeds. The poet chopped Ljot’s leg off, I brought Fridgeir peace. I do not ask reward from the splasher of gold for that. The spears’ din was fun enough, the fight with the pale man. -from “Egil’s Saga”

Machiavelli: Theories on Liberty, Religion, and The Original Constitution

Machiavellian qualities are often described as conniving or corrupt. Niccolò Machiavelli coined the idea of power-hungry, unremorseful princes in his book, The Prince. However, Machiavelli’s true political theory can be found in his other political theory book, The Discourses on Livy.

via Pocket http://www.medievalists.net/2013/08/08/machiavelli-theories-on-liberty-religion-and-the-original-constitution/

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