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The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated and introduction by Tim Parks.

Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 author. (Author). Parks, Tim, translator, author of introduction, etc. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 320.1 MAC (Text) 78551000522931 Non-Fiction Available -
Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library - Waterloo 320.1 MAC (Text) 30090000720917 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780141395876
  • ISBN: 0141395877
  • Physical Description: lv, 172 pages : map ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.

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General Note: "This translation first published 2009"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: Need to seize a country? Have enemies you must destroy? In this handbook for despots and tyrants, the Renaissance statesman Machiavelli sets forth how to accomplish this and more, while avoiding the awkwardness of becoming generally hated and despised. "Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge." For nearly 500 years, Machiavelli's observations on Realpolitik have shocked and appalled the timid and romantic, and for many his name was equivalent to the devil's own. Yet, The Prince was the first attempt to write of the world of politics as it is, rather than sanctimoniously of how it should be, and thus The Prince remains as honest and relevant today as when Machiavelli first put quill to parchment, and warned the junior statesman to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity. Described as a practical rulebook for the diplomat and a handbook of evil, this work provides an uncompromising picture of the true nature of power.
Subject: Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. Principe.
Political science > Early works to 1800.
Political ethics > Early works to 1800.

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