The Prince

The Prince

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by Nicolo Machiavelli
     
 

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CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
YOUTH Aet. 1-25 — 1469-94
OFFICE Aet. 25-43 — 1494-1512
LITERATURE AND DEATH Aet. 43-58 — 1512-27
THE MAN AND HIS WORKS
DEDICATION

THE PRINCE
CHAPTER I HOW MANY KINDS OF

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This edition features
• a linked Table of Contents, linked Footnotes, and linked Index

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
YOUTH Aet. 1-25 — 1469-94
OFFICE Aet. 25-43 — 1494-1512
LITERATURE AND DEATH Aet. 43-58 — 1512-27
THE MAN AND HIS WORKS
DEDICATION

THE PRINCE
CHAPTER I HOW MANY KINDS OF PRINCIPALITIES THERE ARE
CHAPTER II CONCERNING HEREDITARY PRINCIPALITIES
CHAPTER III CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES
CHAPTER IV WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY ALEXANDER
CHAPTER V CONCERNING THE WAY TO GOVERN CITIES OR PRINCIPALITIES
CHAPTER VI CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQUIRED
CHAPTER VII CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQUIRED
CHAPTER VIII CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED A PRINCIPALITY
CHAPTER IX CONCERNING A CIVIL PRINCIPALITY
CHAPTER X CONCERNING THE WAY IN WHICH THE STRENGTH
CHAPTER XI CONCERNING ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCIPALITIES
CHAPTER XII HOW MANY KINDS OF SOLDIERY THERE ARE
CHAPTER XIII CONCERNING AUXILIARIES, MIXED SOLDIERY
CHAPTER XIV THAT WHICH CONCERNS A PRINCE ON THE SUBJECT OF WAR
CHAPTER XV CONCERNING THINGS FOR WHICH MEN, AND ESPECIALLY PRINCES
CHAPTER XVI CONCERNING LIBERALITY AND MEANNESS
CHAPTER XVII CONCERNING CRUELTY AND CLEMENCY
CHAPTER XVIII(*) CONCERNING THE WAY IN WHICH PRINCES SHOULD KEEP
CHAPTER XIX THAT ONE SHOULD AVOID BEING DESPISED AND HATED
CHAPTER XX ARE FORTRESSES, AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO WHICH PRINCES
CHAPTER XXI HOW A PRINCE SHOULD CONDUCT HIMSELF SO AS TO GAIN RENOWN
CHAPTER XXII CONCERNING THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES
CHAPTER XXIII HOW FLATTERERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED
CHAPTER XXIV WHY THE PRINCES OF ITALY HAVE LOST THEIR STATES
CHAPTER XXV WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS
CHAPTER XXVI AN EXHORTATION TO LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS
DESCRIPTION OF THE METHODS ADOPTED BY THE DUKE VALENTINO WHEN MURDERING
THE LIFE OF CASTRUCCIO CASTRACANI OF LUCCA

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2940013490901
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Publication date:
11/18/2011
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Meet the Author

Nicolo Machiavelli, born at Florence on 3rd May 1469. From 1494 to 1512 held an official post at Florence which included diplomatic missions to various European courts. Imprisoned in Florence, 1512; later exiled and returned to San Casciano. Died at Florence on 22nd June 1527.

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The Prince 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
stitchworthy More than 1 year ago
Had to read this book for school. Not my favorite book, but should you wish to read the classic, this is definitely the best FREE version out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AP World History Review This Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli is not as it is believed to be by some people. It's not heartless, and the opposite way to rule a government. He has a clear way of stating how a ruler should rule. It's about keeping unity among citizens, and using power, without abusing it. I would recommend this book because it has a way of making you look at government differently. It is also a great way of learning how people thought on military tactics for that time period, which were important for that time period. I like how Machiavelli was quick to make his point; he wasn’t wasting any time making his points. Since there wasn’t a lot of extra writing to decipher. it helped to understand what he was writing. Since the points came straight out, it made the book shorter, which was a nice size for a book on politics. The book was still a little tough at first, but as I read it got easier, it helped that I read Introducing Machiavelli by Patrick Curry and Oscar Zarate. Even if you aren’t a history buff, this book may take time to read, but it is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Machiavelli has a bad reputation but this is because people judge him by this work alone. This is because he was not wtiting about the way things should be but the way things were/are. For another view of a differing side of his thinking read his "Discourses on Livy". The Prince is a book that should be read by everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Prince is not the heartless manual on backstabbing it is often portrayed as being. Rather Machiavelli seems most interested in issuing a wake up call to Italian leaders to get better at their jobs so as to protect Italy from becoming the plaything of foreign powers. It is interesting to note that Jefferson could read the Prince and extract not a lesson of ruthlessness, but rather the idea that a republic founded on popular support was safer and more durable than one based on the ambitions of a few selfish nobles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The truth is I thought that this book was surprisingly not as chilling as some have made it out to be, for example, I realize that when invading befriending the weak to take down the ruler but keeping those weak powers weak is by no means a nice thing to do. But in the end I saw this book as.... optimistic maybe. One thing he said stuck with me that a great ruler(one to go down in history) is not a tyrant who increases his nations size for personal gain but for the country itself. That was on my first reading, I'll reread it and maybe with more understanding I will find it as chilling as it is made out to be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably. *shrug*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flys in "is this a safehaven fir dragons?"
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AP World History Review I would highly recommend this book because of it's shocking truths. Many people just shrug off Machiavelli because he is associated with heartless things, giving his name a negative connotation. However, if you really dig deep into his work, you can see that by following the rules he laid out, you can sustain a government. I like how Machiavelli has a practical mindset on scenarios rather than an idealistic view. Nothing is ever going to happen the ideal way, so Machiavelli gives multiple possibilities of the same situation to better suit another person's story. If you do want to read this book, I would also recommend reading Introducing Machiavelli beforehand, so that you aren't as confused as you would be just diving in to the book. Though it is a tough read, it is definitely worth it.
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Machiavelli was vain, a liar, gained wealth and influence by any means. He was a key player in the government of Florence in the 15th century. Along with Medici, they were bank owners, they lent money out and got more back and broke bons doing it. He was an accosiate to the most corrupt popes in history. His interests outside himself were to preserve himself. Towards the end of his life he decided to write as to how to make it in a social class like that. A book of strategies of exploitation and coercian. I give it five stars because one cannot help but admire such a crook, and how honest he is about how he became one. True story too.
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GEO1300 More than 1 year ago
A "must" read for any student of human behavior.
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modernsophist More than 1 year ago
Reading this book i can understand how Niccolo machiavelli is considered the father of political science and how his observations of rulers has affected our political atmosphere. His observations and examples arise in a time were wars for power and land were prevalent and allow for a very old understanding of the different types of political principalities and how to adequately rule over them. Anyone interested in politics or history should have this in their collection
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