The Prince / Edition 1

The Prince / Edition 1

by Niccolo Machiavelli
     
 

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ISBN-10: 039309149X

ISBN-13: 9780393091496

Pub. Date: 10/28/1977

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

Machiavelli cut his political teeth during the Renaissance, a time of intense hatred between Italian city states. His book, thought cynical and pessimistic by later generations, struck his contemporaries as eminently sane.

Machiavelli was a man of action, a patriot, devout. He wrote THE PRINCE to describe how a leader could unite Italy and put a stop to the

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Machiavelli cut his political teeth during the Renaissance, a time of intense hatred between Italian city states. His book, thought cynical and pessimistic by later generations, struck his contemporaries as eminently sane.

Machiavelli was a man of action, a patriot, devout. He wrote THE PRINCE to describe how a leader could unite Italy and put a stop to the senseless conflict.

"He wrote of people only as he found them. He started from the principle that human nature does not change, and argued for a political system based on man as he is, not as he should be."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393091496
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1977
Series:
Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
283

Table of Contents

Introduction ix(8)
Translators' Note to this Edition xvii(2)
Select Bibliography xix(4)
A Chronology of Niccolo Machiavelli xxiii
THE PRINCE
1(88)
Explanatory Notes 89

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