‘We have declared before that it is not only expedient but necessary for a prince to take care his foundations be good, otherwise his fabric will be sure to fail.’
Considered one of the first works of modern philosophy, Machiavelli’s THE PRINCE is an intense study on the nature of power and the course it should take when ruling a country and expresses the author’s strong and unyielding ideals and beliefs on using force rather than law to achieve your aims.
Responsible for the widely-used phrase ‘Machiavellian’, with all of its negative connotations, his extreme treatise remains a classic text to this day.
About The Author
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.
Series: Collins Classics
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 15th September 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.1 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.09