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The prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli; Tim Parks
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An infamous Renaissance classic, The Prince shocked Europe upon publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli even came to be regarded by some as an agent of the Devel, his name taken for the intriguer "Machevill" of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niccolò Machiavelli; Tim Parks
ISBN: 9780143105862 0143105868
OCLC Number: 426253871
Notes: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xliv, 124 p. : map ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Other Titles: Principe.
Responsibility: Niccolò Machiavelli ; a new translation by Tim Parks.

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"An infamous Renaissance classic, The Prince shocked Europe upon publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli even came to be regarded by some as an agent of the Devel, his name taken for the intriguer "Machevill" of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and instruct"--Cover, p. 2.

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