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The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli

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A work that shocked Europe with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. For this treatise, the author drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the transient nature of political life.
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

"The Prince" shocked Europe on publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) came to be regarded as some by an agent of the Devil and his name taken for the intriguer 'Machevill' of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, "The Prince" has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and to instruct.

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About Niccolo Machiavelli


Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was appointed secretary and Second Chancellor to the Florentine Republic in 1498. He was dismissed from his post in 1512 and forced to withdraw from public life, after which time he wrote THE PRINCE, a handbook for rulers. GEORGE BULL translated widely from the Italian, including for Penguin Classics including Cellini's 'Autobiography' and Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists'. ANTHONY GRAFTON teaches European intellectual history at Princeton University.

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GOR006070599
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli
Penguin Classics S.
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-08-03
144
0140455337
9780140455335
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.