The Prince

Author(s): Niccolo Machiavelli

Biography / Memoir

Classic guide to acquiring and maintaining political power is refreshing in its directness, yet often disturbing in its cold practicality. Starkly relevant to the political upheavals of the 20th century, this calculating prescription for power remains today, nearly 500 years after it was written, a timely and startling lesson in the practice of autocratic rule.

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The father of modern political theory, Machiavelli proposed that theological imperatives have no place in the political arena -- a revolutionary concept for 16th-century Italy. Even though his philosophy is often misunderstood, Machiavelli's works offer fascinating insights into Renaissance government.

General Fields

  • : 9780486272740
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : September 1992
  • : 208mm X 4mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Niccolo Machiavelli
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 320.101
  • : 80