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Machiavelli"s the Prince Text and Commentary by NiccolГІ Machiavelli

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Published by Barrons Educational Series Inc .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • General,
  • Political ethics,
  • Political science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Early works to 1800,
  • Politics - Current Events

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages334
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8003568M
ISBN 100812005244
ISBN 109780812005240
OCLC/WorldCa811042

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The Prince is a political treatise by Niccolo Machiavelli, written in and first published in It describes how to acquire power, create a state, and keep it, and it represents Machiavelli’s effort to provide a guide for political action based on history and his own experience as a statesman. The Prince is a political treatise written by a Florentine diplomat, Niccolo Machiavelli. Written at a time of foreign invasion and rule of different parts of Italy, Machiavelli wrote this treatise and dedicated to Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici of the Medici family in the hope that one strong ruler will emerge from that powerful house to drive /5. THE PRINCE by Nicolo Machiavelli Translated by W. K. Marriott Nicolo Machiavelli, born at Florence on 3rd May From to held an official post at Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, ; later exiled and returned to San Casciano. Died at Florence on 22nd June Machiavelli's lifetime, "The Prince" was never published by him, and its text is still disputable. Machiavelli concludes his letter to Vettori thus: "And as to this little thing [his book], when it has been read it will be seen that during the fifteen years I have given to the study of statecraft I.

Read The Prince by author Nicolo Machiavelli, FREE, online. (Table of Contents.) This book and many more are available. Niccoló Machiavelli wrote The Prince in , but it wasn’t published until , five years after his death. This portrait of the author, by Santi di Tito, hangs in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jared Diamond was asked which book he would require President Obama to read if he could. Machiavelli composed The Prince as a practical guide for ruling (though some scholars argue that the book was intended as a satire and essentially a guide on how not to rule). This goal is evident from the very beginning, the dedication of the book to Lorenzo de’ Medici, the ruler of Florence. The Prince is not particularly theoretical or abstract; its prose is simple and its logic. The most famous book on politics ever written, 'The Prince' remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago. Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, it has more recently been defended and indeed applauded as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced/5(19).

The Prince is an extended analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It includes 26 chapters and an opening dedication to Lorenzo de Medici. The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government. “The Prince” is a 16th Century how-to book on running a country written by Niccolo Machiavelli. Published five years after his death in ,”The Prince” was written as a satire by Machiavelli while he was exiled from his home country of Italy after he was accused of being against the ruler of the then Florentine state, Lorenzo de Medici. The Prince 2 Nicolo Machiavelli CHAPTER II Concerning Hereditary Principalities WILL leave out all discussion on republics, inasmuch as in another place I have written of them at length, 1 and will address myself only to principalities.   Niccolo Machiavelli was a diplomat, politician and writer in Renaissance Italy whose most infamous quotes come from his books The Prince and The Art of War.