The Prince

The Modern Library (1882)
Abstract
The first modern treatise of political philosophy, The Prince remains one of the world’s most influential and widely read books. Machiavelli, whose name has become synonymous with expedient exercises of will, reveals nothing less than the secrets of power: how to gain it, how to wield it, and how to keep it. But curiously, this work of outspoken clarity has, for centuries, inspired myriad interpretations as to its author’s true message. The Introduction by noted Italian Renaissance scholar Albert Russell Ascoli provides a perfect opening to Peter Constantine’s illuminating new translation of this seminal work. "Constantine elegantly captures in English the pith of Machiavelli’s brilliant Italian prose." –Edward Muir, Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University “Peter Constantine’s excellent translation belongs in everyone’s library. Perhaps now more than ever we have much to learn from this Renaissance thinker, present at the birth of the modern world.” –John Jeffries Martin, professor of history, Duke University
Keywords Political science  Political ethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 1925, 1995, 2008
Buy the book $3.89 new (65% off)   $7.89 direct from Amazon (29% off)    Amazon page
Call number JC143.M38 2008
ISBN(s) {0872203174   {0979415403   {0140449159   {1441408460   {1936594455   {9781934941003   {9780812978056   {0199535698   {1841939439   {0812978056   {1936594250   {0451531000   {1441412891   {0872203166   {1598870815   {0393962202   {1936041154   {1453628614   {0486272745   {0143105868   {0553212788   {
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 31,334
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

View all 53 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Machiavelli.Niccolò Machiavelli - 1988 - Cambridge University Press.
The Republic. Plato - 2010 - Simon & Schuster.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
85 ( #68,626 of 2,224,474 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #248,925 of 2,224,474 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature