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Rejecting the traditional values of political theory, Machiavelli drew upon his own experiences of office in the turbulent Florentine republic to write his celebrated treatise on statecraft. While Machiavelli was only one of the many Florentine "prophets of force," he differed from the ruling elite in recognizing the complexity and fluidity of political life.

Translated by George Bull

Introduction by Anthony Grafton

About the Author

Niccolandograve Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama.

George Bull, author and journalist, has translated six volumes for Penguin Classics.

Anthony Grafton teaches European intellectual history at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447521
Introduction:
Grafton, Anthony
Translator:
Bull, George
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Grafton, Anthony
Author:
Bull, George
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London, England ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Leadership
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
New
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. W7188
Publication Date:
19990801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.76x5.03x.37 in. .24 lbs.

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