Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

by Nicolo Macchiavelli, Niccolo di Bernado dei Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli
     
 
The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccol� Machiavelli. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct

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The Prince (Italian: Il Principe) is a political treatise by the Italian diplomat, historian and political theorist Niccol� Machiavelli. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of his works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into wide usage as a pejorative term.

Niccol� di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
(3 May 1469 � 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he was a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.
-Wikipedia.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015136807
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Series:
Macchiavelli Complete , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
186 KB

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Niccol� di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
(3 May 1469 � 21 June 1527) was an Italian historian, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern political science, he was a civil servant of the Florentine Republic. He also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is renowned in the Italian language. He was Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.
-Wikipedia.com

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