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    The Prince (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Translated by George Bull, Introduction by Anthony Grafton

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    Description"The Prince" shocked Europe on publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) came to be regarded as some by an agent of the Devil and his name taken for the intriguer 'Machevill' of Jacobean tragedy. For his 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, "The Prince" has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and to instruct.


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    Title
    The Prince
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Translated by George Bull, Introduction by Anthony Grafton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140449150
    ISBN 10: 0140449159
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    DC22: 320.01
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 610
    B&T Approval Code: A40200000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 320/.01
    DC21: 320.101
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC143 .M38 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JPA, DNL
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    maps, bibliog , notes, chronology
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    23 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) was appointed secretary and Second Chancellor to the Florentine Republic in 1498. He was dismissed from his post in 1512 and forced to withdraw from public life, after which time he wrote THE PRINCE, a handbook for rulers. GEORGE BULL translated widely from the Italian, including for Penguin Classics including Cellini's 'Autobiography' and Vasari's 'Lives of the Artists'. ANTHONY GRAFTON teaches European intellectual history at Princeton University.