Philip C. Bobbitt: Machiavelli

Machiavelli with Philip C. Bobbitt - Conversations with History

Philip C. Bobbitt; Herbert Weschler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence, Director Center for National Security Law, Columbia University

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Columbia Law Professor Philip C. Bobbitt for a discussion of his new book on Machiavelli, "The Garments of Court and Palace." Focusing on "The Prince" and the "Discourses on Livy," Bobbitt argues that Machiavelli, steeped in the political turmoil of his time and drawing on his experiences as a diplomat and constitution draftsman, wrote an insightful and prophetic analysis of the transition from feudal city state to embryonic nation state.

Key Words: Law, Theory, Nation State, Machiavelli
Philip C. Bobbitt
Publication date: 
January 8, 2014
Publication type: 
Conversations with History