'In his 1513 work, The Prince, Machiavelli created a monster that has haunted politics ever since... The Prince is not a practical advice manual aimed at any specific individual - rather it creates a fantastic creature, a kind of armoured colossus bestriding (and in Machiavelli's precocious dream, uniting) Italy.' The Guardian
At the end of an industrious political career in conflict-riven Italy, the Florentine diplomat Niccolo Machiavelli composed his masterpiece The Prince, a classic study of power and politics, and a manual of ruthlessness for any ambitious ruler. Controversial in his own time, The Prince made Machiavelli's name a byword for manipulative scheming, and had an impact on such major figures as Napoleon and Frederick the Great. It contains principles as true today as when they were first written almost five centuries ago.
About the Author
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was a quintessential Renaissance man. Interested in music, poetry and theatre, he was above all a diplomat and a historian. He is most famous for his treatise The Prince, which has become a cornerstone of modern political thought.
Series: Alma Classics
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st October 2013
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1