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The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli


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PUBLISHED: 28th February 2003
ISBN: 9780140449150
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Drawing upon his own experiences of political office in the turbulent Florentine republic, Machiavelli wrote what would become his celebrated treatise on statecraft. Includes a chronology and map.
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  • Paperback
    $19.86
PUBLISHED: 28th February 2003
ISBN: 9780140449150
ANNOTATION:
Drawing upon his own experiences of political office in the turbulent Florentine republic, Machiavelli wrote what would become his celebrated treatise on statecraft. Includes a chronology and map.

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Drawing upon his own experiences of political office in the turbulent Florentine republic, Machiavelli wrote what would become his celebrated treatise on statecraft. Includes a chronology and map.

Publisher Description

Rejecting the traditional values of political theory, Machiavelli drew upon his own experiences of office in the turbulent Florentine republic to write his celebrated treatise on statecraft. While Machiavelli was only one of the many Florentine "prophets of force," he differed from the ruling elite in recognizing the complexity and fluidity of political life.

Author Biography

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.

Review

"[Machiavelli] can still engage our attention with remarkable immediacy, and this cannot be explained solely by the appeal of his ironic observations on human behaviour. Perhaps the most important thing is the way he can compel us to reflect on our own priorities and the reasoning behind them; it is this intrusion into our own defenses that makes reading him an intriguing experience. As a scientific exponent of the political art Machiavelli may have had few followers; it is as a provocative rhetorician that he has had his real impact on history." -from the Introduction by Dominic Baker-Smith

Product Details

Author
Niccolo Machiavelli
Short Title
PRINCE
Pages
106
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
Translator
George Bull
ISBN-10
0140449159
ISBN-13
9780140449150
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-02-28
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Italian
Illustrations
maps, bibliog , notes, chronology
Edition
1st
Residence
IT