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Alma Edizioni
28 September 2013
Social & political philosophy; Political science & theory; Constitution: government & the state
Series: Evergreens
At the end of an industrious political career in conflictriven Italy, the Florentine diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli composed his masterpiece The Prince, a classic study of power and politics, and a manual of ruthlessness for any ambitious ruler. Controversial in his own time, The Prince made Machiavelli's name a byword for manipulative scheming, and had an impact on such major figures as Napoleon and Frederick the Great. It contains principles as true today as when they were first written almost five centuries ago.
By:   Niccolo Machiavelli
Translated by:   J.G. Nichols
Imprint:   Alma Edizioni
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   130g
ISBN:   9781847493231
ISBN 10:   1847493238
Series:   Evergreens
Pages:   250
Publication Date:   28 September 2013
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) was a quintessential Renaissance man. Interested in music, poetry and theatre, he was above all a diplomat and a historian. He is most famous for his treatise The Prince, which has become a cornerstone of modern political thought.

Reviews for The Prince

We are much beholden to Machiavelli and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do. - Francis Bacon</p> Machiavelli is a pivotal figure in the history of political thought. His views of human nature, society and government mark a break with medieval philosophy and sixteenth-century political thought based on assumptions about God s purposes for man. - <i>New Statesman</i></p> Machiavelli was a pioneer of political science. He was a republican and a patriot. His prose style was as clear as Julius Caesar s. He was a literary genius. - <i>The Times</i></p> In his 1513 work, The Prince, Machiavelli created a monster that has haunted politics ever since . . . The Prince is not a practical advice manual aimed at any specific individual rather it creates a fantastic creature, a kind of armoured colossus bestriding (and in Machiavelli s precocious dream, uniting) Italy. - <i>The Guardian</i></p>

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