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The Prince : Wordsworth Classics of World Literature - Niccolo Machiavelli

The Prince

Wordsworth Classics of World Literature

Paperback Published: 5th January 1993
ISBN: 9781853267758
Number Of Pages: 176

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Written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence, The Prince is a handbook on ruling and the exercise of power. It remains as relevant today as it was in the sixteenth century. Widely quoted in the Press and in academic publications, The Prince has direct relevance to the issues of business and corporate governance confronting global corporations as they enter a new millennium.

Much of what Machiavelli wrote has become the common currency of realpolitik, yet still his ideas retain the power to shock and annoy. In the words of Norman Stone, The Prince is "a manual of man-management that would suit a great many parts of the modern world".

Translated by C.E.Detmold. With an Introduction by Lucille Margaret Kekewich.

About the Author

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) remains one of the most controversial figures of political history. ' The Prince' is his highly controversial manual of political conduct and the application of power, written in 1513 for the Medici, following their return to power in Florence. His ideas are finding new relevance in the world of corporate business.

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: 9781853267758
ISBN-10: 1853267759
Series: Wordsworth Classics of World Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 5th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 116.0
Edition Type: New edition

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