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Prince - 80 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451527462

Cover of Prince 80 (ISBN 978-0451527462)
ISBN13: 978-0451527462
ISBN10: 0451527461

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 80
Copyright: 1980
Publisher: Signet Classics
Published: 1980
International: No

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Prince - 80 edition

ISBN13: 978-0451527462

Niccolo Machiavelli

ISBN13: 978-0451527462
ISBN10: 0451527461

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 80
Copyright: 1980
Publisher: Signet Classics
Published: 1980
International: No
Summary

The most controversial book ever written on the subject of POWER...

For over four hundred years, The Prince has been the basic handbook of politics, statesmanship, and power. Written by the most successful statesman of his time, this fascinating document remains as pertinent today as when it first appeared. The result is a highly readable, witty--and devilishly shrewd--formula that has long been required reading for everyone interested in politics and power.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli to the Magnificent Lorenzo de' Medici

I The Kinds of Principalities and the Means by Which They Are Acquired
II Hereditary Principalities
III Mixed Principalities
IV Why Alexander's Successors Were Able to Keep Possession of Darius' Kingdom after Alexander's Death
V How to Govern Cities and Principalities That, Prior to Being Occupied, Lived Under Their Own Laws
VI Concerning New Principalities Acquired by One's Own Arms and Ability
VII Concerning New Principalities Acquired with the Arms and Fortunes of Others
VIII Concerning Those Who Become Princes by Evil Means
IX Concerning the Civil Principality
X How the Strength of All Principalities Should Be Measured
XI Concerning Ecclesiastical Principalities
XII Concerning Various Kinds of Troops, and Especially Mercenaries
XIII Concerning Auxiliary, Mixed, and Native Forces
XIV A Prince's Concern in Military Matters
XV Concerning Things for Which Men, and Princes Especially, Are Praised or Censured
XVI Concerning Liberality and Parsimony
XVII Concerning Cruelty: Whether It Is Better to Be Loved Than to Be Feared, or the Reverse
XVIII In What Way Princes Should Keep Their Word
XIX How to Avoid Contempt and Hatred
XX Whether Fortresses and Many Other Expedients That Princes Commonly Employ Are Useful or Not
XXI What a Prince Must Do to Be Esteemed
XXII Concerning the Prince's Ministers
XXIII How to Avoid Flatterers
XXIV Why the Princes of Italy Have Lost Their States
XXV Concerning the Influence of Fortune in Human Affairs, and the Manner in Which It Is to Be Resisted
XXVI An Exhortation to Free Italy from the Hands of the Barbarians Discourses Upon the First Ten Books of Titus Livy

BOOK ONE

II Of the Various Kinds of States and of What Kind the Roman Republic Was
III The Events That Led to the Creation of the Tribunes of the Plebs, by Which the Roman Republic Became More Perfect
IV That the Disorders Between the Plebs and the Senate Made the Roman Republic Strong and Free
X Founders of Republics and Kingdoms Are As Much to Be Praised As Founders of Tyrannies Are to Be Censured
XI On the Religion of the Romans
XII The Importance with Which Religion Must Be Regarded and How Italy, Lacking It, Thanks to the Church of Rome, Has Been Ruined
LVIII The Multitude Is Wiser and More Constant Than a Prince

BOOK TWO

II The People the Romans Had to Fight, and How Obstinately They Defended Their Freedom

BOOK THREE

XXI How It Happened That Hannibal Gained the Same Results in Italy As Scipio Did in Spain by Contrary Means
XLI That One's Country Ought to Be Defended, Whether with Shame or Glory, by Whatever Means Possible

Chronology
Notes to The Prince
Notes to The Discourses
Selected Bibliography