14.1-2 Humanists

14.1-2 Humanists
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  • Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian writer who began to think and write about how government should operate. His ideas have been studied ever since. Two of his famous works are The Prince and Discourses on Livy. The Prince is his most famous book, in which he discusses how leaders should obtain and hold onto power.
  • Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527
  • "This is my book The Prince. This book shows that I am a humanist. In this book I will explain to you all that you need to know in order to be a successful leader. Topics include how to gain power, and most importantly how to keep it. Find out how you do not need to be a good person, you just need to be powerful. Also learn about using any means necessary to achieve your goals. This is the reality of being a leader, read it today!"
  • 1513 Machiavelli writes "The Prince"
  • The Prince
  • Humanists studied classical culture and focused on the here and now, the human experience, as opposed to religious issues. They believed in education to further an individual achievements. Machiavelli was without question a humanist. He wrote about government as it actually worked in the real world based on his experiences as a diplomat. He also argued that an individual was responsible for their own advancement as a leader, demonstrating his belief in individual achievement.
  • Machiavelli a humanist?
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  • 3-5 sentences of the person presenting and explaining how their greatest work makes them a humanist
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  • 3-5 sentences defining humanism and evaluation of the person (are they or are they not a humanist)
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