Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Niccolò Machiavelli
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The second son of a Florentine lawyer and his wife, both belonging to the Florentine nobility, Niccolò grew up with a strong humanist education. He entered the ‘civil service’ of the Florentine republic, as a member of its chancery in 1498, soon after the execution of the moralising Dominican monk Girolamo Savonarola, and in June of the same year he was confirmed as cha…

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Zancani, Diego, “Niccolò Machiavelli”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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