The Machiavellian Moment Turns Forty

This History of European Ideas special issue takes the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the publication of J.G.A. Pocock’s The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975) to commemorate Professor J.G.A. Pocock’s intellectual legacy. Pocock’s The Machiavellian Moment offered a provocative reading of a singular intellectual phenomenon—that of a neo-Aristotelian ideal of communal life and liberty—and its subsequent impact and legacy in the history of political thought. In view of the remarkable impact of The Machiavellian Moment, this festschrift brings together essays by J.G.A. Pocock (Johns Hopkins), Edward Andrew (University of Toronto), John P. McCormick (University of Chicago), Eric Nelson (Harvard University), and Mauricio Suchowlansky and Kiran Banerjee (ASU and University of Toronto, respectively).

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Mauricio Suchowlansky is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Political Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University.