The Prince

The Prince


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Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$4.95
 
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451531001
  • 160 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

The Classic Analysis of Statesmanship and Power

After a lifetime of winning and losing at the game of politics, Florentine nobleman Machiavelli set down its ageless rules and moves in this highly readable treatise. Witty, informative, and devilishly shrewd, it has long been required reading for everyone interested in politics and power.

Praise

“[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
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