The Prince

The Prince Author Nicolo Machiavelli
ISBN-10 1503379647
ISBN-13 9781503379640
Year 2014-11-29
Pages 82
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Prince is a 16th century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513 using a Latin title De Principatibus About Principalities However the printed version was not published until 1532 five years after Machiavelli s death This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII but long before then in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript controversy had swirled about his writings Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante s Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy especially modern political philosophy in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics Although it is relatively short the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli s works and the one most responsible for bringing the word Machiavellian into usage as a pejorative It also helped make Old Nick an English term for the devil and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words politics and politician in western countries In terms of subject matter it overlaps with the much longer Discourses on Livy which was written a few years later In its use of near contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics another lesser known work by Machiavelli which The Prince has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that the aims of princessuch as glory and survivalcan justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done sooner effects his ruin than his preservation Machiavelli Chapter 15

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