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Paperback Published: 21st September 1992
ISBN: 9780486272740
Number Of Pages: 80
For Ages: 14+ years old

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Classic guide to acquiring and maintaining political power is refreshing in its directness, yet often disturbing in its cold practicality. Starkly relevant to the political upheavals of the 20th century, this calculating prescription for power remains today, nearly 500 years after it was written, a timely and startling lesson in the practice of autocratic rule.

Introduction to the Mentor Editionp. 7
The various kinds of Government and the ways by which they are establishedp. 33
Of Hereditary Monarchiesp. 34
Of Mixed Monarchiesp. 35
Why the Kingdom of Darius, occupied by Alexander, did not rebel against the successors of the latter after his deathp. 43
The way to govern Cities or Dominions that, previous to being occupied, lived under their own Lawsp. 46
Of New Dominions which have been acquired by one's own arms and abilityp. 48
Of New Dominions acquired by the Power of others or by Fortunep. 52
Of those who have attained the position of Prince by villainyp. 59
Of the Civic Principalityp. 63
How the strength of all States should be measuredp. 67
Of Ecclesiastical Principalitiesp. 69
The different kinds of Militia and Mercenary Soldiersp. 72
Of Auxiliary, Mixed, and Native Troopsp. 77
The Duties of a Prince with regard to the Militiap. 81
Of the things for which Men, and especially Princes, are praised or blamedp. 84
Of Liberality and Niggardlinessp. 86
Of Cruelty and Clemency, and whether it is better to be loved or fearedp. 89
In what way Princes must keep Faithp. 92
That we must avoid being despised and hatedp. 95
Whether Fortresses and other things which Princes often contrive are useful or injuriousp. 105
How a Prince must act in order to gain reputationp. 110
Of the Secretaries of Princesp. 114
How Flatterers must be shunnedp. 116
Why the Princes of Italy have lost their Statesp. 118
How much Fortune can do in human affairs and how it may be opposedp. 120
Exhortation to liberate Italy from the Barbariansp. 124
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ISBN: 9780486272740
ISBN-10: 0486272745
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Audience: General
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 21st September 1992
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.1  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Type: New edition