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Penguin Putnam
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.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


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.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


Baker & Taylor
Presents the classic study of power and politics written in 1513 by a Florentine diplomat that recommends guile and ruthlessness to achieve and maintain political power.

Authors: Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
Statement of Responsibility: by Niccolò Machiavelli ; translated, edited, and with an introduction by William J. Connell
Uniform Title: Principe. English
Title: The prince
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[electronic resource]
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, c2005
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Notes: Electronic book
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Penguin Group US 2009 Available via World Wide Web
Other Language: Translated from the Italian
Subject Headings: Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. Principe Political science Philosophy Early works to 1800 Political leadership Philosophy
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Political science
Political leadership
ISBN: 9781101159507
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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