The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli

Translated by Paul Sonnino, Curated by Paul Sonnino, Contributions by Paul Sonnino
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The prince has long been both praised and reviled for its message of moral relativism, and political expediency. Although a large part is devoted to the mechanics of gaining and staying in power, Machiavelli's end purpose is to maintain a just and stabile government. He is not ambiguous in stating his belief that committing a small cruelty to avert a larger is not only justifiable, but required of a just ruler.

Machiavelli gives a vivid portrayal of his world in the chaos and tumult of early 16th century Florence, Italy and Europe. He uses both his contemporary political situation, and that of the classical period to illustrate his precepts of statecraft.

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About this Edition

Language

English

Publication Date

Jan 1, 1996

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

128

ISBN

0391039407

ISBN-13

9780391039407