World History

500th Anniversary of Machiavelli's "The Prince"

Michael Ignatieff; James Johnson; Edward Muir

About the Program

Panelists Michael Ignatieff, James Johnson, and Edward Muir talk about the immediate and long-term impact of "The Prince," written by Italian diplomat and philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, in 1513.  This event was hosted by Boston University.     

About the Authors

Michael Ignatieff

Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, teaches at Harvard and the University of Toronto.  His books include "The Warrior's Honor" and "The Lesser Evil." 


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James Johnson

James Johnson is a professor of history at Boston University.  He is the author of "Listening in Paris" and "Venice Incognito." 

Edward Muir

Edward Muir is the Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University and president of the Renaissance Society of America.  He is the author of "Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice" and "Mad Blood Stirring." 

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500th Anniversary of Machiavelli's "The Prince"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, March 3rd at 4:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 24th at 8:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, February 23rd at 11:45pm (ET)
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