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When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised.

This fluent new translation is accompanied by an introduction that considers the true purpose of The Prince and dispels some of the myths associated with it. It has the most comprehensive explanatory and critical notes found in any currently available English translation and the most comprehensive bibliography in any edition of the work. It also contains a helpful Glossary of Proper Names, an Index and a map.

Synopsis:

Described both as a practical rule-book containing timeless precepts for the diplomat and as a handbook of evil, this work of great originality--based on first-hand experience--provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power.

About the Author

Peter Bondanella is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Italian at Indiana University. Maurizio Viroli is Professor of Politics at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192804266
Translator:
Bondanella, Peter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Translator:
Bondanella, Peter
Introduction:
Viroli, Maurizio
Author:
null, Maurizio
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Viroli, Maurizio
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol?
Author:
null, Peter
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol�
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol
Author:
null, Niccolo
Author:
Bondanella, Peter
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Italy
Edition Number:
revised
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
202
Publication Date:
20050317
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.700 in 0.356 lb

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