The Prince (Dodo Press Edtion) / Edition 1

The Prince (Dodo Press Edtion) / Edition 1

by Niccolo Machiavelli

ISBN-10: 1905432437

ISBN-13: 9781905432431

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: Dodo Press

Large format paper back for easy reading. The masterpeice of political theory of the renaissance period.  See more details below


Large format paper back for easy reading. The masterpeice of political theory of the renaissance period.

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Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Selected Books
Machiavelli's Principal Works
Letter to the Magnificent Lorenzo de Medici1
IHow many kinds of principality there are and the ways in which they are acquired5
IIHereditary principalities5
IIIComposite principalities6
IVWhy the kingdom of Darius conquered by Alexander did not rebel against his successors after his death13
VHow cities or principalities which lived under their own laws should be administered after being conquered16
VINew principalities acquired by one's own arms and prowess17
VIINew principalities acquired with the help of fortune and foreign arms20
VIIIThose who come to power by crime27
IXThe constitutional principality31
XHow the strength of every principality should be measured34
XIEcclesiastical principalities36
XIIMilitary organization and mercenary troops39
XIIIAuxiliary, composite, and native troops43
XIVHow a prince should organize his militia47
XVThe things for which men, and especially princes, are praised or blamed49
XVIGenerosity and parsimony51
XVIICruelty and compassion; and whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse53
XVIIIHow princes should honour their word56
XIXThe need to avoid contempt and hatred58
XXWhether fortresses and many of the other present-day expedients to which princes have recourse are useful or not67
XXIHow a prince must act to win honour71
XXIIA prince's personal staff75
XXIIIHow flatterers must be shunned76
XXIVWhy the Italian princes have lost their states78
XXVHow far human affairs are governed by fortune, and how fortune can be opposed79
XXVIExhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarians82
Glossary of Proper Names86

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