We’re rewarding the question askers & reputations are being recalculated! Read more.

Hot answers tagged


The claim comes from Machiavelli, and, for example, this site criticizes it. In this case, Machiavelli was arguing in favor of training militias instead of using mercenary forces. A similar case is Battle of Anghiari, where it is claimed that only one man died. This Wikipedia article offers some explanations: The casualties were indeed light, as condottieri ...

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible