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  1. Humility and Humanity: Machiavelli's Rejection and Appropriation of a Christian Ideal.Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo - 2018 - European Journal of Political Theory 17 (2):131-151.
    Though Machiavelli is famous for advising the mere ‘appearance’ of certain Christian and classical virtues, Machiavellian virtù inherits the legacy of the Christian virtue of humility, a virtue that is not present in pagan Roman accounts of heroism. I am not contending that Machiavelli is a Christian nor that he is continuing a Christian principle. Rather, I am asserting in this article that Machiavelli secularises the distinctly Christian virtue of humility, particularly in its affinity with the virtue of compassion, and (...)
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