Professor William Landon, Ph.D.

Professor William Landon
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Edinburgh University

Dr. William Landon is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of History and Geography at Northern Kentucky University. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in History, with an emphasis on the life and works of Niccolò Machiavelli, from the University of Edinburgh. While in Edinburgh, he studied under noted historian of Renaissance Italy Richard Mackenney.

Dr. Landon has published two books: Politics, Patriotism and Language: Niccolò Machiavelli’s “Secular Patria” and the Creation of an Italian National Identity, and Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi and Niccolò Machiavelli: Patron, Client, and the Pistola fatta per la peste/An Epistle Written Concerning the Plague. The latter book was nominated for the Renaissance Society of America’s Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize in 2013.

Dr. Landon has delivered popular lectures and conference presentations on Renaissance Italy to audiences in the United States, Canada, Italy, England, Scotland, Germany and Taiwan.

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  1. Books That Matter: The Prince

    Books That Matter: The Prince

    William Landon
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    What does it really mean to be Machiavellian? Books That Matter: The Prince delves into one of the great books of Western history, revealing the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views, his tumultuous relationship with Florentine politics, his reception by his contemporaries and by 20th-century scholars, and his lasting influence on everyone from William Shakespeare to Joseph Stalin.
  2. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & United States and the Middle East Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & United States and the Middle East

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $279.90 $279.90$279.90
    This two-course set gives you an unprecedented look at yesterday’s philosophies and todays politics. The 24 lectures of Books that Matter: The Prince provide a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views. Then, explore the narrative history of U.S. political involvement in the Middle East from World War I to the present day with United States and the Middle East: 1914...
  3. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & The Modern Political Tradition Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & The Modern Political Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $369.90 $369.90$369.90
    Philosophy and politics collide in this two-course set looking at some of the most controversial writings in history. The 24 lectures of Books that Matter: The Prince provide a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views. Then, The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas helps you to navigate the labyrinth of Western political and social theory.
  4. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Emperors of Rome Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Emperors of Rome

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $349.90 $349.90$349.90
    Rulers often work by their own rules. Explore the philosophy behind the leaders of history with this two-course set. The 24 lectures of Books that Matter: The Prince provide a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views on how to rule. Then, learn what sort of men presided over Rome, and to which philosophies they attributed their success with Emperors of Rome.
  5. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Machiavelli in Context Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Machiavelli in Context

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $279.90 $279.90$279.90
    Take an in-depth look at one of the most controversial writers in history - Niccolò Machiavelli - with this two-course set. The 24 lectures of Books that Matter: The Prince provide a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views. Then, get a complete and well-rounded picture of Machiavelli's ideas on how human societies should be organized and governed in Machiavelli in...
  6. (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Great Minds of the Medieval World Set

    (Set) Books that Matter: The Prince & Great Minds of the Medieval World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $299.90 $299.90$299.90
    The medieval era was a watershed in Western history. Explore this period of time through the philosophers that defined it with this two course set. Start with Books that Matter: The Prince to get a revealing investigation of the historical context of Machiavelli’s philosophical views. Then, take a compelling journey into the lives of the vanguard thinkers of the Middle Ages with Great Minds of the Medieval World.