The Magnificat of Machiavelli
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Justice; Pain; Machiavelli; Magnificat; Common Good.

How to Cite

GRECO, T. (2020). The Magnificat of Machiavelli. Teoria E Critica Della Regolazione Sociale / Theory and Criticism of Social Regulation. Retrieved from


Starting from the constitutive relationship between 'pain' and 'justice', this contribution deals with one of Niccolò Machiavelli's minor writings, the Allocuzione fatta per un magistrato. An analysis of its content allows us to advance an interpretation that refers to the Gospel text of the Magnificat, from which the Florentine Secretary seems to have drawn the main images used in his speech. Yet none of this calls into question the typical conflictualism of his thought.

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