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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 as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced. Harvey C. Mansfield's brilliant translation of this classic work, along with the new materials added for this edition, make it the definitive version of The Prince, indispensable to scholars, students, and those interested in the dark art of politics.

This revised edition of Mansfield's acclaimed translation features an updated bibliography, a substantial glossary, an analytic introduction, a chronology of Machiavelli's life, and a map of Italy in Machiavelli's time.

"Of the other available [translations], that of Harvey C. Mansfield makes the necessary compromises between exactness and readability, as well as providing an excellent introduction and notes."—Clifford Orwin, The Wall Street Journal

"Mansfield's work . . . is worth acquiring as the best combination of accuracy and readability."—Choice

"There is good reason to assert that Machiavelli has met his match in Mansfield. . . . [He] is ready to read Machiavelli as he demands to be read—plainly and boldly, but also cautiously."—John Gueguen, The Sixteenth Century Journal

Synopsis:

Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, this text has more recently been defended as the first scientific treatment of politics, challenging the traditions of ancient and medieval thought and morality.

Table of Contents

Introduction

A Note on the Translation

Chronology

Map

The Prince

Dedicatory Letter

I: How Many Are the Kinds of Principalities and in What Modes They Are Acquired

II: Of Hereditary Principalities

III: Of Mixed Principalities

IV: Why the Kingdom of Darius Which Alexander Seized Did Not Rebel from His Successors after Alexander's Death

V: How Cities or Principalities Which Lived by Their Own Laws before They Were Occupied Should Be Administered

VI: Of New Principalities That Are Acquired through One's Own Arms and Virtue

VII: Of New Principalities That Are Acquired by Others' Arms and Fortune

VIII: Of Those Who Have Attained a Principality through Crimes

IX: Of the Civil Principality

X: In What Mode the Forces of All Principalities Should Be Measured

XI: Of Ecclesiastical Principalities

XII: How Many Kinds of Military There Are and Concerning Mercenary Soldiers

XIII: Of Auxiliary, Mixed, and One's Own Soldiers

XIV: What a Prince Should Do Regarding the Military

XV: Of Those Things for Which Men and Especially Princes Are Praised or Blamed

XVI: Of Liberality and Parsimony

XVII: Of Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared, or the Contrary

XVIII: In What Mode Faith Should Be Kept by Princes

XIX: Of Avoiding Contempt and Hatred

XX: Whether Fortresses and Many Other Things Which Are Made and Done by Princes Every Day Are Useful or Useless

XXI: What a Prince Should Do to Be Held in Esteem

XXII: Of Those Whom Princes Have as Secretaries

XXIII: In What Mode Flatterers Are to Be Avoided

XXIV: Why the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States

XXV: How Much Fortune Can Do in Human Affairs, and in What Mode It May Be Opposed

XXVI: Exhortation to Seize Italy and to Free Her from the Barbarians

App: Machiavelli's Letter of December 10, 1513

Glossary

Bibliography

Index of Proper Names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226500447
Subtitle:
Second Edition
Translator:
Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, Jr.
Translator:
Mansfield, Harvey C., Jr.
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol
Author:
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Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
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Author:
Machiavelli
Author:
Niccol
Author:
Mansfield, Harvey C., Jr.
Introduction:
Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, Jr.
Author:
Mansfield, Harvey Claflin, Jr.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
General Political Science
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19980901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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