By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli
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Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Book DescriptionWitty, informative, and devilishly shrewd, "The Prince" is Machiavelli's classic analysis of statesmanship and power. " It is best to be both feared and loved, however, if one cannot be both, it is better to be feared than loved. " Machiavelli For over four hundred years, "The Prince" has been the basic handbook of politics, statesmanship, and power. Written by a Florentine nobleman whose name has become a synonym for crafty plotting, it is a fascinating political and social document, as pertinent today as when it first appeared. After a lifetime of winning and losing at the game of politics, Machiavelli set down for all time its ageless rules and moves, in this highly readable formula for the man who seeks power. At a time before modern democracy, Machiavelli was less concerned with right and wrong than with currying favor with the ruling Medicis, and his work came to be thought of as a blueprint for dictators. "The Prince" has long been required reading for those interested in politics and power, and it has long since become one of the world's most significant books. With an Afterword by Regina Barreca"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780451531001
(172mm x 105mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Signet Classics
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Niccolo Machiavelli
Prince, Hardback (September 2015)
A classic study of statemanship and power politics, The Prince is one of the most influential books ever written. Illustrated with stunning Renaissance images that conjure up the world of secular power and competing allegiances of the city states of Italy and in particular Florence where Machiavelli lived.
Influential Classics Collection: The Republic and the Prince, Hardback (May 2015)View all books by Niccolo Machiavelli
Professional guidance from history's greatest philosophers The quest for the perfect life is nothing new. If you are looking for guidance to help navigate the pitfalls of your professional and personal life then you could do worse than listening to the great philosophers Plato and Machiavelli.
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Author Biography - Niccolo Machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a Florentine statesman who was later forced out of public life. He then devoted himself to studying and writing political philosophy, history, fiction, and drama. Regina Barecca, Professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut, is the editor of the influential journal"LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory." Among her many books are"They Used to Call Me Snow White...But I Drifted," a widely acclaimed study of women s humor, and"Babes in Boyland," "It s Not That I m Bitter...," and"Untamed and Unabashed: Essays on Women and Humor in British Literature." She is also the editor of"The Penguin Book of Women s Humor.""
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