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Bill Cook: "WAS MACHIAVELLI A MACHIAVELLIAN?"


2-Day Event March 14-15th
SPEAKER: Bill Cook: "WAS MACHIAVELLI A MACHIAVELLIAN?"
a requested return engagement from last season's events
Known as one of the top ups Professors
March 14th - 11:30am Luncheon & Discussion at Villa dei Fiori - DAY 1
March 14th - 5:30 PM Members Reception
March 15th - 9:30 am Breakfast Discussion at Villa dei Fiori - DAY 2
2-day seminar & Round Table Discussion.
This will be a journey together, with Mr. Cook as guide.
Bill Cook retired from teaching at SUNY Geneseo after 42 years, with the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor of History. He has authored several books about medieval history and local history and has made 10 audio/video courses for The Great Courses. Bill has won innumerable teaching awards from SUNY, The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Baylor University, and the Medieval Academy of America. He is a specialist in the history of Christianity and has written extensively about
St. Francis of Assisi and his Order.

SUGGESTED READINGS:
The Prince tr Peter Bondanella, Oxford U Press
The Discourses tr Julia and Peter Bondanella, Oxford UP
If people want to read the Prince (short) and selections of the Discourses, I suggest The Portable Machiavelli ed. Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa, Penguin
Two short biographies:
Quentin Skinner, Machiavelli: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford UP
Ross King, Machiavelli:Philosopher of Power, Harper/Collins
Two short works by Maurizio Viroli:
Redeeming the Prince, Princeton UP
How to Choose a Leader: Machiavelli's Advice to Citizens, Princeton
A good collection of essays about the main theme of my talks:
Machiavelli and Republicanism ed. Bock, Skinner, and Viroli,  Cambridge UP

TICKET $200