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The Prince : Hackett Classics - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince

Hackett Classics

Hardcover Published: 15th March 1995
ISBN: 9780872203174
Number Of Pages: 128

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"This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince, but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced me to include The Prince in my syllabus for History of Western Civilization the next time that I teach it. . . . Great price, too! And lovely printing and layout."
--Rachel Fulton, University of Chicago

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"This is an excellent, readable and vigorous translation of The Prince, but it is much more than simply a translation. The map, notes and guide to further reading are crisp, to-the-point and yet nicely comprehensive. The inclusion of the letter to Vettori is most welcome. But, above all, the Introduction is so gripping and lively that it has convinced me to include 'The Prince' in my syllabus for History of Western Civilization the next time that I teach it... Great price, too! And lovely printing and layout." -- Rachel Fulton, University of Chicago. "...lively and readable and makes the pithy, bracing, and forceful aspects of Machiavelli's thought accessible to nonspecialists." -- Michael C. Downs, Indiana University. "The best edition of The Prince that I have ever read. Wooton's translation is lively and easy to read, and his introduction is provocative and engaging." -- Angelo Louisa, University of Nebraska, Omaha. "...readable text in vigorous prose. I have not read a translation of The Prince into English that is more lively..." -- J H Hexter, Washington University.

Chronologyp. ix
Mapp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Further Readingp. xxx
Translator's Notep. xxxii
Letter to the Magnificent Lorenzo de Medicip. 3
How many kinds of principality there are and the ways in which they are acquiredp. 7
Hereditary principalitiesp. 7
Composite principalitiesp. 8
Why the kingdom of Darius conquered by Alexander did not rebel against his successors after his deathp. 15
How cities or principalities which lived under their own laws should be administered after being conqueredp. 18
New principalities acquired by one's own arms and prowessp. 19
New principalities acquired with the help of fortune and foreign armsp. 22
Those who come to power by crimep. 28
The constitutional principalityp. 32
How the strength of every principality should be measuredp. 35
Ecclesiastical principalitiesp. 37
Military organization and mercenary troopsp. 40
Auxiliary, composite, and native troopsp. 44
How a prince should organize his militiap. 47
The things for which men, and especially princes, are praised or blamedp. 50
Generosity and parsimonyp. 51
Cruelty and compassion; and whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reversep. 53
How princes should honour their wordp. 56
The need to avoid contempt and hatredp. 58
Whether fortresses and many of the other present-day expedients to which princes have recourse are useful or notp. 67
How a prince must act to win honourp. 71
A prince's personal staffp. 74
How flatterers must be shunnedp. 75
Why the Italian princes have lost their statesp. 77
How far human affairs are governed by fortune, and how fortune can be opposedp. 79
Exhortation to liberate Italy from the barbariansp. 82
Glossary of Proper Namesp. 86
Notesp. 98
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ISBN: 9780872203174
ISBN-10: 0872203174
Series: Hackett Classics
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th March 1995
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2

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