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The Prince

The Prince
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
ISBN 13: 9780143105862
ISBN 10: 143105868
Edition: New
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009-11-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $15.00

A new translation of the infamous Renaissance classic, in a striking deluxe edition

The original blueprint for realpolitik, The Prince shocked sixteenth-century Europe with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. For this treatise on statecraft, Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, this seminal work of modern political thought retains its power to alarm and to instruct.