Dante, Machiavelli, and Luther: The Evolution of the Modern State

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The evolution of the State was a process which went through many stages. Analysis of the modern State tends to begin with the Enlightenment; however, Dante Alighieri, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Martin Luther each represented early phases of this evolution. The theories of these men were closely tied to their evaluation of man's nature. Their main objectives were separation of the State from the Church and the definition of the rulers obligations to his subjects. Although humanism influenced all of them to varying degrees, each developed unique views of the State. Elements of these views can be detected in more modern ... continued below

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Peterson, Rebecca C. (Rebecca Carol) May 1991.

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The evolution of the State was a process which went through many stages. Analysis of the modern State tends to begin with the Enlightenment; however, Dante Alighieri, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Martin Luther each represented early phases of this evolution. The theories of these men were closely tied to their evaluation of man's nature. Their main objectives were separation of the State from the Church and the definition of the rulers obligations to his subjects. Although humanism influenced all of them to varying degrees, each developed unique views of the State. Elements of these views can be detected in more modern theorists.

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Peterson, Rebecca C. (Rebecca Carol). Dante, Machiavelli, and Luther: The Evolution of the Modern State, thesis, May 1991; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500496/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .