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Machiavelli: The Prince (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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In his introduction to this new translation by Russell Price, Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response both to the world of Florentine politics, and as an attack on the advice-books for princes published by a number of his contemporaries. This new edition includes notes on the principal events in Machiavelli's life, and on the vocabulary of The Prince, as well as biographical notes on characters in the text.

Synopsis:

This is a new English-language edition of a central text in the history of political thought. The introduction provides an analysis of "The Prince", seeing it as both a commentary upon the world of Florentine politics, and as a text in the genre of advice-books for princes common at the time.

Synopsis:

Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics.

Synopsis:

A new translation of Machiavelli's political classic argues that the work was an attack on the advice-books for princes published by his contemporaries as well as a response to the world of Florentine politics.

Table of Contents

Editor's note; Introduction; Principals events in Machiavelli's life; Bibliographical note; Translator's note; Map; Dedicatory letter; 1. The different kinds of principality and how they are acquired; 2. Hereditary principalities; 3. Mixed principalities; 4. Why the Kingdom of Darius, conquered by Alexander, did not rebel against his successors after Alexander's death; 5. How one should govern cities or principalities that, before being conquered, used to live under their own laws; 6. New principalities acquired by one's own arms and ability; 7. New principalities acquired through the power of others and their favour; 8. Those who become rulers through wicked means; 9. The civil principality; 10. How the strength of all principalities should be measured; 11. Ecclesiastical principalities; 12. The different types of army, and mercenary troops; 13. Auxiliaries, mixed troop and negative troops; 14. How a ruler should act concerning military matters; 15. The things for which men, and especially rulers, are praised or blamed; 16. Generosity and meanness; 17. Cruelty and mercifulness; and whether it is better to be loved or feared; 18. How rulers should keep their promises; 19. How contempt and hatred should be avoided; 20. Whether building fortresses, and many other things that rulers frequently do, are useful or not; 21. How a ruler should act in order to gain reputation; 22. The secretaries of rulers; 23. How flatterers should be shunned; 24. Why the rulers of Italy have lost their states; 25. How much power fortune has over human affairs, and how it should be resisted; 26. Exhortation to liberate Italy from the Barbarian yoke; Appendixes; Bibliographical notes; Index of subjects; Index of proper names.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521349932
Editor:
Price, Russell
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Geuss, Raymond
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Machiavelli Niccolo
Author:
Price, Russell
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political science--Early works to 1800 Politi
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Series Volume:
no. 91
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.44x5.42x.50 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is a new English-language edition of a central text in the history of political thought. The introduction provides an analysis of "The Prince", seeing it as both a commentary upon the world of Florentine politics, and as a text in the genre of advice-books for princes common at the time.
"Synopsis" by , Professor Skinner presents a lucid analysis of Machiavelli's text as a response to the world of Florentine politics.
"Synopsis" by , A new translation of Machiavelli's political classic argues that the work was an attack on the advice-books for princes published by his contemporaries as well as a response to the world of Florentine politics.
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