The Prince: A Revised Translation, Backgrounds, Interpretations, Marginalia / Edition 2

The Prince: A Revised Translation, Backgrounds, Interpretations, Marginalia / Edition 2

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by Niccolo Machiavelli
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393962202

ISBN-13: 9780393962208

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.
Accurate, highly readable, and thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, this translation renders Machiavelli’s 1513 political tract into clear and concise English.
"Backgrounds" relies entirely upon Machiavelli’s…  See more details below

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Robert M. Adams’s superb translation of Machiavelli’s best-known work is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.
Accurate, highly readable, and thoroughly revised for the Second Edition, this translation renders Machiavelli’s 1513 political tract into clear and concise English.
"Backgrounds" relies entirely upon Machiavelli’s other writings to place this central Florentine in his proper political and historical context. Included are excerpts from The Discourses, a report from a diplomatic mission, a collection of private letters, and two poems from Carnival Songs.
"Interpretations" retains three of the previous edition’s seminal essays while adding five selections by Felix Gilbert, Federico Chabod, J. H. Whitfield, Isaiah Berlin, and Robert M. Adams.
"Marginalia" is an eclectic collection of writings germane to both Machiavelli and The Prince. Of the eight selections represented, five of them are new to the Second Edition, including Pasquale Villari’s comic portrayal of Machiavelli’s first diplomatic post in 1499, Francesco Guicciardini’s lofty rebuttal to Machiavelli, and a collection of Tuscan Sayings to further the reader’s understanding of this timeless text.
An updated Selected Bibliography is also included.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393962208
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
143,110
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Translation
Chronology
Map
The Prince1
Dedicatory Letter3
IHow Many Are the Kinds of Principalities and in What Modes They Are Acquired5
IIOf Hereditary Principalities6
IIIOf Mixed Principalities7
IVWhy the Kingdom of Darius Which Alexander Seized Did Not Rebel from His Successors after Alexander's Death16
VHow Cities or Principalities Which Lived by Their Own Laws before They Were Occupied Should Be Administered20
VIOf New Principalities That Are Acquired through One's Own Arms and Virtue21
VIIOf New Principalities That Are Acquired by Others' Arms and Fortune25
VIIIOf Those Who Have Attained a Principality through Crimes34
IXOf the Civil Principality38
XIn What Mode the Forces of All Principalities Should Be Measured42
XIOf Ecclesiastical Principalities45
XIIHow Many Kinds of Military There Are and Concerning Mercenary Soldiers48
XIIIOf Auxiliary, Mixed, and One's Own Soldiers54
XIVWhat a Prince Should Do Regarding the Military58
XVOf Those Things for Which Men and Especially Princes Are Praised or Blamed61
XVIOf Liberality and Parsimony62
XVIIOf Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than Feared, or the Contrary65
XVIIIIn What Mode Faith Should Be Kept by Princes68
XIXOf Avoiding Contempt and Hatred71
XXWhether Fortresses and Many Other Things Which Are Made and Done by Princes Every Day Are Useful or Useless83
XXIWhat a Prince Should Do to Be Held in Esteem87
XXIIOf Those Whom Princes Have as Secretaries92
XXIIIIn What Mode Flatterers Are to Be Avoided93
XXIVWhy the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States96
XXVHow Much Fortune Can Do in Human Affairs, and in What Mode It May Be Opposed98
XXVIExhortation to Seize Italy and to Free Her from the Barbarians101
AppMachiavelli's Letter of December 10, 1513107
Glossary113
Bibliography141
Index of Proper Names145

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