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    Description'A prince must not have any other object nor any other thought...but war, its institutions, and its discipline; because that is the only art befitting one who commands.' When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that considers the true purpose of The Prince and dispels some of the myths associated with it. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Prince
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niccolo Machiavelli, Translated by Peter Bondanella
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 148 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199535699
    ISBN 10: 0199535698
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    DC22: 320.01
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC143 .M38 2008
    Thema V1.0: JPA
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    Literary scholar Peter Bondanella rightly seeks the cold elegance and readability of the original. Serious English readers will want both translations. Lauro Martines, TLS