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Author Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527, author.

Title The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated with notes by George Bull ; introduction by Anthony Grafton.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    320.01 MACH 2003    DUE 11-19-21 Billed
 GDL Pacific Park Library Non-Fiction    320.1 MACH 2003    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Reissued with revisions.
Description xxxiv, 106 pages : map ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Note This translation first published: 1961.
Translation of: Il principe. Roma, 1531.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxx-xxxi).
Contents Chronology -- Map -- Introduction / Anthony Grafton -- Further reading -- Translator's note -- The prince -- Letter to the magnificent Lorenzo dé Medici -- I. How many kinds of principality there are and the ways in which they are acquired -- II. Hereditary principalities -- III. Composite principalities -- IV. Why the kingdom of Darius conquered by Alexander did not rebel against his successors after his death -- V. How cities or principalities which lived under their own laws should be administered after being conquered -- VI. New principalities acquired by one's own arms and prowess -- VII. New principalities acquired with the help of fortune and foreign arms -- VIII. Those who come to power by crime -- IX. The constitutional principality -- X. How the strength of every principality should me measured -- XI. Ecclesiastical principalities -- XII. Military organization and mercenary troops -- XIII. Auxiliary, composite, and native troops -- XIV. How a prince should organize his militia -- XV. The things for which men, and especially princes, are praised or blamed -- XVI. Generosity and parsimony -- XVII. Cruelty and compassions ; and whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse -- XVIII. How princes should honour their word -- XIX. The need to avoid contempt and hatred -- XX. Whether fortresses and many of the other present-day expedients to which princes have recourse are useful or not -- XXI. How a prince must act to win honour -- XXII. A prince's personal staff -- XXIII. How flatterers must be shunned -- XXIV. Why the Italian princes have lost their states -- XXV. How far human affairs are governed by fortune, an dhow fortune can be opposed -- XXVI. Exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbarians -- Glossary of proper names.
Language Translated from the Italian.
Summary The classic handbook of statecraft written by an Italian nobleman recommends guile and craftiness to attain and maintain political power.
Subject Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.
Added Author Bull, George, 1929-2001, translator.
Grafton, Anthony, writer of introduction.
Added Title Principe. English
ISBN 0140449159 (paperback)
9780140449150 (paperback)
0140447520 (paperback)
9780140447521 (paperback)

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