Carlo Ginzburg: Moulding the People: Machiavelli, Michelangelo
Professor Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale, Pisa):
Moulding the People: Machiavelli, Michelangelo
In his Discourses on Livy, Machiavelli compared the act of imposing new political orders on an uncivilized population to the carving of a statue from a piece of rough marble: an allusion, according to many scholars, to Michelangelo’s David. Did Michelangelo respond in some way to Machiavelli’s allusion?
Lecture length: approximately 1 hour. To be followed by a question and answer period.
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Co-sponsored by The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University; The Center for Italian Studies; the Italian Studies Section of the Department of Romance Languages; and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.