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The ends justifies the means. During medieval times, it was important for a good king to be honorable and actually possess all of the aforementioned qualities. During the Italian Renaissance, people were suddenly free to question how things had always been, including the running of government and politics and morality in general. Machiavelli, being the renaissance man that was, makes this very clear with the advice he puts forth. To conclude, the Italian Renaissance was a time of immense change.
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Thus, numerous parallels between these subjects exist. Many in the Renaissance devoted themselves to taking old ideas, mainly from the ancient Greeks and Romans, and reintroducing or improving upon them in order to better themselves or society. This was humanism. Italian humanists stressed the study of the classics for what they could reveal about human nature: "[Bruni maybe]." Bruni studied the classics for self-amelioration.
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