The prince

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The world's most influential-and controversial-treatise on politics Composed in exile and published posthumously, The Prince is Niccol ̣Machiavelli's legacy and the foundation of modern political theory. Drawing on his firsthand experiences as a diplomat and military commander in the Florentine Republic, Machiavelli disregards the rhetorical flourishes and sentimentality typically found in sixteenth-century mirrors for princes-guides instructing noblemen in the fine art of ruling-and gets straight to practical matters: how to eliminate rivals, when to use force, whether it is better to be loved or feared. For its cold-blooded candor and unrepentant assertion that immorality can be a political virtue, The Prince was censured and Machiavelli's name became synonymous with evil. Yet five centuries' worth of political thinkers and leaders, from Thomas Cromwell to Francis Bacon to Napoleon Bonaparte to John Adams to Joseph Stalin, have turned to this slim volume for guidance and inspiration, because its advice on the acquisition and preservation of power contains the wisdom of experience-and, most importantly of all, because it works. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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author Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
author-letter Machiavelli, Niccolò,
author2 Bull, George, 1929-2001., Carrington, Nigel., Cullen, Patrick., DeWees, Bill., Deitschmann, Craig., Detmold, C. E., Donno, Daniel John, 1920-, Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954,, Frasier, Shelly., Griffith, Tom., La Boétie, Estienne de, 1530-1563., Livy., Marriott, W. K., Parks, Tim., Smith, George H., TBX, Thompson, N. H.,, TotalBoox, Weaver, Fritz, 1926-, hoopla digital.
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author_additional Niccolo Machiavelli ; a new translation by Tim Parks., Niccolo Machiavelli., Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated with notes by George Bull ; introduction by Anthony Grafton., Niccolò Machiavelli.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Florence (Italy) -- History, Great books of the Western world, Italy -- Kings and rulers, Kings and rulers, Liberty, Livy. -- Ab urbe condita, Philosophy, Philosophy / Political, Political Science, Political Science / History & Theory, Political Science; Philosophy; Management, Political ethics, Political ethics -- Early works to 1800, Political science, Political science -- Early works to 1800, Political science -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800, Power (Social sciences), Republicanism, Rome -- Historiography, State, The, State, The -- Early works to 1800
table_of_contents Different kinds of states and how to conquer them -- Hereditary monarchies -- Mixed monarchies -- Conquered by Alexander the Great, the Kingdom of Darius did not rebel against his successors after his death. Why not? -- How to govern cities and states that were previously self-governing -- States won by the ruler's own forces and abilities -- States won by lucky circumstances and someone else's armed forces -- States won by crime -- Monarchy with public support -- Assessing a state's strength -- Church states -- Different kinds of armies and a consideration of mercenary forces -- Auxiliaries, combined forces and citizen armies -- A ruler and his army -- What men and particularly rulers are praised and blamed for -- Generosity and meanness -- Cruelty and compassion. Whether it is better to be feared or loved -- A ruler and his promises -- Avoiding contempt and hatred -- Whether fortresses and other strategies rulers frequently adopt are useful -- What a ruler should do to win respect -- A ruler's ministers -- Avoiding flatterers -- Why Italian rulers have lost their states -- The role of luck in human affairs, and how to defend against it -- An appeal to conquer Italy and free it from foreign occupation.
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title The prince
title_alt De la servitude volontaire., Discourse on voluntary servitude., Principe.
title_display The prince
title_full The Prince [eBook], The Prince [electronic resource], The prince / Niccolo Machiavelli ; a new translation by Tim Parks, The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated with notes by George Bull ; introduction by Anthony Grafton, The prince [electronic resource], The prince [electronic resource] / Niccolo Machiavelli, The prince [electronic resource] / Niccolò Machiavelli
title_short The prince
title_sort prince
topic Electronic books, Florence (Italy) -- History, Great books of the Western world, Italy Kings and rulers, Kings and rulers, Liberty, Livy. Ab urbe condita, Philosophy / Political, Political Science / History & Theory, Political ethics, Political ethics Early works to 1800, Political science, Political science Early works to 1800, Political science Philosophy Early works to 1800, Power (Social sciences), Republicanism, Rome Historiography, State, The, State, The Early works to 1800
topic_facet Electronic books, Florence (Italy) -- History, Great books of the Western world, Historiography, Kings and rulers, Liberty, Livy, Philosophy, Political ethics, Political science, Power (Social sciences), Republicanism, State, The
translation Italian