The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated and edited by Peter Bondanella ; with an introduction by Maurizio Viroli.
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|Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello||320.01 MACHIAVELLI (Text)||37743002075234||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 019280426X
- ISBN: 9780192804266
- ISBN: 9780199535699 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0199535698 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: li, 133 pages : map ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Copyright: ©2005
Translation of: Il principe.
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Includes bibliographical references (page [xlii]-xlix) and index.
'When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's firsthand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which mean seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised"--Cover, p. 4.
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