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The Prince  : Vintage Classics - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince

Vintage Classics

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Published: March 2009
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A refreshingly accessible new translation of this timely and dynamic classic work about the corrupting effects of power

FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TRANSLATOR PETER CONSTANTINE


‘It is far safer to be feared than loved…’ Machiavelli made his name notorious for centuries with The Prince, his clever and cynical work about power relationships.The key themes of this influential, and ever timely, writer are that adaptability is the key to success and that effective leadership is sometimes only possible at the expense of moral standards.

About the Author

Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469 in Florence, Italy. Machiavelli was a political philosopher and diplomat during the Renaissance, and is most famous for his political treatise, THE PRINCE, that has become a cornerstone of modern political philosophy.

"If one were to assign a single edition of Machiavelli's works, this most certainly would be it" -- John. P. McCormick, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago "Everyone should have a copy of Machiavelli's The Prince, whose original purpose may have been to counsel Renaissance rulers in the art of statecraft but is still applicable to and, indeed, acted on by modern politicians and power-brokers" Guardian "A 16th Century handbook of wily political thinking that tells you how to get the upper hand in every conceivable situation" Mail on Sunday "How amazing, that anyone's ideas should be controversial after five centuries. Machiavelli expressed a certain attitude to power - it's a good thing, and the problem is how to get and keep it - so well that he has never become out dated" Guardian "One of most influential books ever" Mirror

ISBN: 9780099518495
ISBN-10: 009951849X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: March 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.09