The prince

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A classic of the Western tradition, Machiavelli's The Prince has influenced political and philosophical thought since its publication four centuries ago. Political power, Machiavelli taught, has no limits. It leaves no room for the sacred, and it subordinates right and wrong to success. In this new edition of Machiavelli's momentous book, Angelo M. Codevilla provides a translation uniquely faithful to the original, and especially sensitive to the author's use of verbal imprecision, including puns, double meanings, and the subjunctive mood. The volume includes an introduction by Codevilla that places Machiavelli in the context of his own times, demonstrates his relevance to the history of political thought, and inquires into the place of Machiavelli's ideas in modern debates. This edition also contains three essays that explore some of the most important ways The Prince clashes with the other main branch of Western civilization--the Socratic and Judeo-Christian traditions: "Machiavelli's Realism" by Carnes Lord, "Machiavelli and Modernity" by W. B. Allen, and "Machiavelli and America" by Hadley Arkes.
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auth_author2 Allen, W. B. 1944-, Arkes, Hadley., Bondanella, Peter E., 1943-, Bull, George, 1929-2001., Carrington, Nigel., Codevilla, Angelo, 1943-, Cullen, Patrick., DeWees, Bill., Deitschmann, Craig., Donno, Daniel John, 1920-, Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954,, Frasier, Shelly., Gardner, Grover,, La Boétie, Estienne de, 1530-1563., Livy., Lord, Carnes., Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527., Marriott, W. K., Parks, Tim,, Runger, Nelson., Smith, George H., Thompson, N. H.,, Weaver, Fritz, 1926-
author Niccolò Machiavelli
author2-role Allen, W. B.1944-, Arkes, Hadley., Bondanella, Peter E.,1943-, Bull, George,1929-2001., Carrington, Nigel.|Narrator, Codevilla, Angelo,1943-, Cullen, Patrick., DeWees, Bill.|Narrator, Deitschmann, Craig.|Narrator, Donno, Daniel John,1920-, Edman, Irwin,1896-1954,author of introduction., Findaway World, LLC., Frasier, Shelly., Gardner, Grover,narrator., La Boétie, Estienne de,1530-1563.De la servitude volontaire., Livy., Lord, Carnes., Machiavelli, Niccolò,1469-1527.Principe., Marriott, W. K., OneClick Digital (Firm), Parks, Tim,translator,writer of introduction., Runger, Nelson.|Narrator, Smith, George H., Thompson, N. H.,translator., Weaver, Fritz,1926-, hoopla digital.
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display_description Need to seize a country? Have enemies you must destroy? In this handbook for despots and tyrants, the Renaissance statesman Machiavelli sets forth how to accomplish this and more, while avoiding the awkwardness of becoming generally hated and despised. "Men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge." For nearly 500 years, Machiavelli's observations on Realpolitik have shocked and appalled the timid and romantic, and for many his name was equivalent to the devil's own. Yet, The Prince was the first attempt to write of the world of politics as it is, rather than sanctimoniously of how it should be, and thus The Prince remains as honest and relevant today as when Machiavelli first put quill to parchment, and warned the junior statesman to know how to do wrong, and to make use of it or not according to necessity. Described as a practical rulebook for the diplomat and a handbook of evil, this work provides an uncompromising picture of the true nature of power.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, Italy -- Kings and rulers, Kings and rulers, Liberty, Livy, Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527. -- Principe, Machiavelli, Niccolò, -- 1469-1527 -- Political and social views, Political ethics, Political ethics -- Early works to 1800, Political science, Political science -- Early works to 1800, Power (Social sciences), Republicanism, State, The
title_display The prince
title_full The Prince, The prince / Niccolo Machiavelli ; with selections from the discourses ; translated by Daniel Donno ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Donno, The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated and edited by Peter Bondanella ; with an introduction by Maurizio Viroli, The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated and introduced by Tim Parks, The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli, The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated and edited by Angelo M. Codevilla ; commentary by William B. Allen, Hadley Arkes, Carnes Lord, The prince / Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated with notes by George Bull ; with an introduction by Anthony Grafton, The prince [electronic resource] / Niccolo Machiavelli, The prince [electronic resource] / Niccolò Machiavelli, The prince [electronic resource] / by Nicolo Machiavelli ; translated by W.K. Marriott, The prince [electronic resource] Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527,, The prince [electronic resource] Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
title_short The prince
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topic_facet Early works to 1800, History, Kings and rulers, Liberty, Livy, Machiavelli, Niccolò, Machiavelli, Niccolò, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Political and social views, Political ethics, Political science, Politics, Power (Social sciences), Republicanism, State, The