The Prince

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365149625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 106

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Parody or Truth: Power Corrupts By (Mis)Use The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. ""Machiavellianism"" is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli described most famously in The Prince. The book itself gained notoriety when some readers claimed that the author was teaching evil, and providing ""evil recommendations to tyrants to help them maintain their power."" The term ""Machiavellian"" is often associated with political deceit, deviousness, and realpolitik. The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that the aims of princes-such as glory and survival-can 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. Get Your Copy Today"

The Prince

Second Edition

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226500500

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 7931

The most famous book on politics ever written, The Prince remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago. Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, it has more recently been defended as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced. Harvey C. Mansfield's brilliant translation of this classic work, along with the new materials added for this edition, make it the definitive version of The Prince, indispensable to scholars, students, and those interested in the dark art of politics. This revised edition of Mansfield's acclaimed translation features an updated bibliography, a substantial glossary, an analytic introduction, a chronology of Machiavelli's life, and a map of Italy in Machiavelli's time. "Of the other available [translations], that of Harvey C. Mansfield makes the necessary compromises between exactness and readability, as well as providing an excellent introduction and notes."—Clifford Orwin, The Wall Street Journal "Mansfield's work . . . is worth acquiring as the best combination of accuracy and readability."—Choice "There is good reason to assert that Machiavelli has met his match in Mansfield. . . . [He] is ready to read Machiavelli as he demands to be read—plainly and boldly, but also cautiously."—John Gueguen, The Sixteenth Century Journal

The Prince and The Pauper

Mark Twain's Collections

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 7237

The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII.

Machiavelli's The Prince

An Elizabethan Translation

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political ethics

Page: 177

View: 7979

The Prince (Unabridged)

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781541068216

Category:

Page: 144

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The QEM Classic collection is available on Amazon. QEM Classic eBooks have Hyperlinked Table Of Contents: readers can easily go to a specific chapter by clicking its entry in the TOC. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which realism is taken to be more important than idealism. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning politics and ethics. Machiavelli's ideas on how to accrue honor and power as a leader had a profound impact on political leaders throughout the modern west.

Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs

Toward a Theory of Sociotechnical Change

Author: Wiebe E. Bijker

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262522274

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 8929

The stories of the safety bicycle, the first truly synthetic plastic, and the fluorescent light bulb -each a fascinating case study in itself- reflect a cross-section of time periods, engineering and scientific disciplines, and economic, social, and political cultures. The bicycle story explores such issues as the role of changing gender relationships in shaping a technology; the Bakelite story examines the ways in which social factors intrude even in cases of seemingly pure chemistry and entrepreneurship; and the fluorescent bulb story offers insights into the ways in which political and economic relationships can affect the form of a technology.

The Prince (Chump Change Edition)

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

Publisher: Chump Change

ISBN: 9781640320208

Category:

Page: 42

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Unabridged version of THE PRINCE, by Niccolo Machiavelli and translated by N. H. Thomson, offered here for chump change. From 1513, THE PRINCE is divided into chapters covering ruling power, be it in the office or across continents. Topics include power forms (mixed, heredity), power acquisition (with help, through criminal acts), and power aspects (bearing, flatters, secretaries). Read it. Learn from it. Use it. Contents DEDICATION 3 CHAPTER I: OF THE VARIOUS KINDS OF PRINCEDOM, AND OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY ARE ACQUIRED 3 CHAPTER II: OF HEREDITARY PRINCEDOMS 3 CHAPTER III: OF MIXED PRINCEDOMS 4 CHAPTER IV: WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY ALEXANDER, DID NOT, ON ALEXANDER'S DEATH, REBEL AGAINST HIS SUCCESSORS 7 CHAPTER V: HOW CITIES OR PROVINCES WHICH BEFORE THEIR ACQUISITION HAVE LIVED UNDER THEIR OWN LAWS ARE TO BE GOVERNED 8 CHAPTER VI: OF NEW PRINCEDOMS WHICH A PRINCE ACQUIRES WITH HIS OWN ARMS AND BY MERIT 9 CHAPTER VII: OF NEW PRINCEDOMS ACQUIRED BY THE AID OF OTHERS AND BY GOOD FORTUNE 11 CHAPTER VIII: OF THOSE WHO BY THEIR CRIMES COME TO BE PRINCES 14 CHAPTER IX: OF THE CIVIL PRINCEDOM 16 CHAPTER X: HOW THE STRENGTH OF ALL PRINCEDOMS SHOULD BE MEASURED 17 CHAPTER XI: OF ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCEDOMS 18 CHAPTER XII: HOW MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF SOLDIERS THERE ARE, AND OF MERCENARIES 19 CHAPTER XIII: OF AUXILIARY, MIXED, AND NATIONAL ARMS 21 CHAPTER XIV: OF THE DUTY OF A PRINCE IN RESPECT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS 23 CHAPTER XV: OF THE QUALITIES IN RESPECT OF WHICH MEN, AND MOST OF ALL PRINCES, ARE PRAISED OR BLAMED 24 CHAPTER XVI: OF LIBERALITY AND MISERLINESS 25 CHAPTER XVII: OF CRUELTY AND CLEMENCY, AND WHETHER IT IS BETTER TO BE LOVED OR FEARED 26 CHAPTER XVIII: HOW PRINCES SHOULD KEEP FAITH 27 CHAPTER XIX: THAT A PRINCE SHOULD SEEK TO ESCAPE CONTEMPT AND HATRED 28 CHAPTER XX: WHETHER FORTRESSES, AND CERTAIN OTHER EXPEDIENTS TO WHICH PRINCES OFTEN HAVE RECOURSE, ARE PROFITABLE OR HURTFUL 33 CHAPTER XXI: HOW A PRINCE SHOULD BEAR HIMSELF SO AS TO ACQUIRE REPUTATION 35 CHAPTER XXII: OF THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES 36 CHAPTER XXIII: THAT FLATTERERS SHOULD BE SHUNNED 37 CHAPTER XXIV: WHY THE PRINCES OF ITALY HAVE LOST THEIR STATES 38 CHAPTER XXV: WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS, AND HOW SHE MAY BE WITHSTOOD 38 CHAPTER XXVI: AN EXHORTATION TO LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS 40

Machiavelli

Author: Quentin Skinner

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402775291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 157

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Written with passion by experts in their field, concise and accessible books feature color illustrations and explore a sweeping range of topics, including history, philosophy, religion, mathematics and more.

The History of Mary Prince

A West Indian Slave Narrative

Author: Mary Prince

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146936

Category: History

Page: 80

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Prince — a slave in the British colonies — vividly recalls her life in the West Indies, her rebellion against physical and psychological degradation, and her eventual escape in 1828 in England.

Utopia

Author: Thomas More

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110702

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 96

View: 7616

DIV16th-century classic by English ecclesiastic and scholar envisioned a tolerant, patriarchal island kingdom free of private property, violence, bloodshed and vice. Forerunner of many later attempts. /div

CliffsNotes on Machiavelli's The Prince

Author: Stacy Magedanz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544184181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 658

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Prince, you explore the Italian Renaissance in Florence in the late 1400s and early 1500s, during which Machiavelli was a statesman who took a special interest in observing the distinct intelligence that made certain rulers successful. In a nutshell, The Prince is an analysis of how to acquire and maintain political power. It remains one of the definitive statements of power and control and is based on what Machiavelli saw, not what he felt or imagined. This study guide carefully walks you through The Prince by providing summaries and critical analyses of each chapter of the book. You'll also explore the life and background of the author. Other features that help you study include A list of people the book explores Glossaries in each chapter to define new terms Critical essays about topics like the vilification of Machiavelli and free will A review section that tests your knowledge A ResourceCenter with books, magazine articles, and Web sites for more study Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Great Expectations Thrift Study Edition

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115925

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Includes the unabridged text of Dicken's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

The Prince and Other Writings

Author: Niccolò Machiavelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626861323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 7633

“If an injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”--Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince One of the foremost examples of modern philosophy, Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince is notorious for the morality it expounds, often summarized by the phrase, “The end justifies the means.” With The Prince, Machiavelli’s intent was to provide practical advice for rulers and politicians, especially in regard to the unification of Italy. The Prince and Other Writings is an important book for those interested in history, politics, ethics, and human nature, and is now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a chic and affordable addition to any library.

Hamlet

Author: William Shakespeare,Helen Gray Cone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Denmark

Page: 193

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The Essential Writings of Machiavelli

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307419996

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 914

FINALIST--2008 PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE In The Essential Writings of Machiavelli, Peter Constantine has assembled a comprehensive collection that shows the true depth and breadth of a great Renaissance thinker. Refreshingly accessible, these superb new translations are faithful to Machiavelli’s original, beautifully crafted writings. The volume features essays that appear in English for the first time, such as “A Caution to the Medici” and “The Persecution of Africa.” Also included are complete versions of the political treatise, The Prince, the comic satire The Mandrake, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, and the classic story “Belfagor”, along with selections from The Discourses, The Art of War, and Florentine Histories. Augmented with useful features–vital and concise annotations and cross-references–this unique compendium is certain to become the standard one-volume reference to this influential, versatile, and ever timely writer. “Machiavelli's stress on political necessity rather than moral perfection helped inspire the Renaissance by renewing links with Thucydides and other classical thinkers. This new collection provides deeper insight into Machiavelli’s personality as a writer, thus broadening our understanding of him.” –Robert D. Kaplan, author of Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos “Constantine’s selection is not only intelligent; his translations are astonishingly good. Thoughtfully introduced by Albert Russell Ascoli, this edition belongs in everyone’s library.” –John Jeffries Martin, professor and chair, department of history, Trinity University “If one were to assign a single edition of Machiavelli's works, this most certainly would be it.” –John P. McCormick, professor, department of political science, University of Chicago From the Trade Paperback edition.

Post-Truth

Knowledge As A Power Game

Author: Steve Fuller

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783086963

Category: Science

Page: 218

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‘Post-truth’ was Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year. While the term was coined by its disparagers in the light of the Brexit and US presidential campaigns, the roots of post-truth lie deep in the history of Western social and political theory. Post-Truth reaches back to Plato, ranging across theology and philosophy, to focus on the Machiavellian tradition in classical sociology, as exemplified by Vilfredo Pareto, who offered the original modern account of post-truth in terms of the ‘circulation of elites’. The defining feature of ‘post-truth’ is a strong distinction between appearance and reality which is never quite resolved and so the strongest appearance ends up passing for reality. The only question is whether more is gained by rapid changes in appearance or by stabilizing one such appearance. Post-Truth plays out what this means for both politics and science.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

The Prince (Translated by Ninian Hill Thomson with an Introduction by Henry Cust)

Author: Niccolo Machiavelli,Ninian Hill Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420951905

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

View: 3639

Originally published in 1532, nearly five years after the author's death, "The Prince" is a pioneering work of modern political philosophy for which Niccolo Machiavelli is best remembered. Intended to be a treatise on ruling for princes, "The Prince" is one of the world's first and most impactful works of political science. In the book Machiavelli offers many bits of practical advice on how to rule and even though the book was written in the early 16th century the ideas are still very relevant today. Where "The Prince" differs from other political literature is in its separation of the lofty idealism of morality and ethics from the practical demands of governing. It is this very aspect of Machiavelli's work that has made his name synonymous with an almost immoral opportunism. It has been argued that Machiavelli himself was not quite as devious in reality as his work would suggest but that he takes up this style in his work in order to present a provocative treatise that recognizes the pragmatic demands of governance. The impact on Western civilization of Machiavelli's work cannot be overstated, and in "The Prince" we find a concise exposition of his political philosophy. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, follows the translation of Ninian Hill Thomson, and includes an introduction by Henry Cust.

Harry and Meghan Paper Dolls

Author: Eileen Rudisill Miller

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486827682

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 32

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Commemorate the wedding of the year with paper dolls of the royal couple! The world will be watching when Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle wed in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle — and you can relive the events leading up to the big day with this fabulous paper doll collectible. Dress the royal couple in the outfits they wore to their engagement announcement or choose from Harry's Invictus Games T-shirt, Meghan's ensemble for her first official duty, and more. Includes two dolls and 14 costumes.