The Prince (Paperback)
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Published: 30/06/2011
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'A gripping work, and a gripping translation' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

Niccolò Machiavelli's brutally uncompromising manual of statecraft, The Prince is translated and edited with an introduction by Tim Parks in Penguin Classics

As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. The Prince, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for today.

Tim Parks's acclaimed contemporary translation renders Machiavelli's no-nonsense original as alarming and enlightening as when it was first written. His introduction discusses Machiavelli's life and reputation, and explores the historical background to the work.

'Tim Parks's swift and supple new translation brings out all its chilling modernity' Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141442259
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 134 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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The beauty in this work is the seeming simplicity behind the logic that Nicollo argues with. Whilst the book is short the ponderings are heavy and some chapters very short indeed. I found that this is a book that you... More

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“The Prince”

An important, albeit controversial, work that still holds popular appeal today. The book's concern is an individual's rise to power; a formidable discourse, explaining that abandoning one's morals and... More

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the prince is a brilliant book for dictators or sectarian governments. As most of the ideas focus on keeping princes in powe. But there are a lot more than preserving power especially in the era of modern time where... More

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