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Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power.Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president.When, in 1512, Machiavelli was removed from his post in his beloved Florence, he resolved to set down a treatise on leadership that was practical, not idealistic.In The Prince he envisioned would be unencumbered by ordinary ethical and moral values; his prince would be man and beast, fox and lion.Today, this small sixteenth-century masterpiece has become essential reading for every student of government, and is the ultimate book on power politics.

Synopsis:

A theoretical and practical guide to the acquisition and maintenance of power within a state records the legendary Italian statesman's classic statement on the nature of government and the means by which political power is obtained. Reissue.

About the Author

Niccol Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence. He served the Florentine republic as secretary and second chancellor, but was expelled from public life when the Medici family returned to power in 1512. His other works include The Discourses, The Art of War, and the comic satire The Mandrake.

Peter Constantine is the recipient of a PEN Translation Prize and a National Translation Award. His Modern Library translations include The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Voltaire’s Candide, and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks. He lives in New York City.

Albert Russell Ascoli is Gladys Arata Terrill Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and was awarded the Rome Prize for study at the American Academy in Rome.

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Table of Contents

The prince — Discourses upon the first ten books of Titus Livy — Chronology — Notes to The prince — Notes to The discourses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553897371
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Classics
Translator:
Donno, Daniel
Translated by:
Daniel John Donno
Editor:
Donno, Daniel
Edited by:
Daniel John Donno
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Author:
Machiavelli, Niccol
Author:
Niccol, Machiavelli
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Political ethics
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Political Science-History & Theory - General
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Subject:
Political Science : History & Theory - General
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
General
Subject:
History, theory and practice
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Classics-Italian Medieval and Renaissance
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Bantam Classic
Publication Date:
2003
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
176

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"Synopsis" by , A theoretical and practical guide to the acquisition and maintenance of power within a state records the legendary Italian statesman's classic statement on the nature of government and the means by which political power is obtained. Reissue.
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