The Prince (Signet Classics)

The Prince (Signet Classics)
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There have been many political philosophies published throughout the time of literate man, but few have made such an impact in so few words as Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince.

This eminently quotable treatise on the nature of rulers is unsettling in that it does not merely discuss the specific political geography of 16th century Europe, a world comprised of kings and nobles who ruled absolutely; it has endured for nearly 500 years because it is an all-encompassing understanding of men in power, and the common traits, motives and struggles which have characterized leaders from Roman emperors to modern-day presidents.

Editorial Reviews
“[Machiavelli] can still engage our attention with remarkable immediacy, and this cannot be explained solely by the appeal of his ironic observations on human behaviour. Perhaps the most important thing is the way he can compel us to reflect on our own priorities and the reasoning behind them; it is this intrusion into our own defenses that makes reading him an intriguing experience.
As a scientific exponent of the political art Machiavelli may have had few followers; it is as a provocative rhetorician that he has had his real impact on history.” – from the Introduction by Dominic Baker-Smith
About the Authors
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was born in Florence. He served the Florentine republic as a secretary and second chancellor, but was expelled from public life when the Medici family returned to power in 1512.
His most famous work, The Prince, was written in an attempt to gain favour with the Medicis and return to politics.

Detaliile Produsului

Limba: Engleză
Coperta: Copertă moale
Pagini: 126
Editura: Penguin Books
Apariția: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-451-53100-1
Dimensiuni: 11 x 17,7 cm
Greutatea: 0.1000

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