The Prince / by Niccolò Machiavelli ; introduction by Anne Rooney.
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- ISBN: 9780785824503
- ISBN: 0785824502
- Physical Description: 127 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
- Publisher: Edison, NJ : Chartwell Books, Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2008
The book has been variously described as the first to analyze the role of the political elite; as the one that established the independence of politics from theology; as an early formulation of the political 'myth' required to galvanize apolitical masses into revolutionary action; as a practical rule-book containing timeless precepts for the diplomat; and, most frequently, as the handbook of evil. Based upon Machiavelli's firsthand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyzes the often-violent means by which political power is seized and retained, and the circumstances in which it is lost. Above all, it provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised.
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